Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Trying to recover data from external harddrive on xp machine

Tags:
  • External Hard Drive
  • Storage
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Storage
Share
August 6, 2014 4:13:18 AM

Hi,


My uncle gave me an external harddrive that stopped working when connected via USB. So I opened the casing, took out the drive and hooked it up to an old XP box we have upstairs. When booting the BIOS detects the hdd, so did xp but I can't access the drive through "my computer".

I went into Disk Management to see if the disk showed up, it did but it didn't have a name appointed to it, so that made sense why I couldn't find it in win explorer. I looked around but couldn't find any option saying "change drive letter"...

Another thing it says (see image) (in Dutch, sorry for that..) "Capacity: 298.09 GB" "Free Room: 298.09 GB"..
Unless my uncle screwed up, there should be data on this thing?

The original drive was a Toshiba: http://icecat.us/en/p/toshiba/px1267e-1g32/external-har...

Any help? ^^

Yes these are taken with my phone.. Had no USB around and machine isn't connected to our LAN.


More about : recover data external harddrive machine

August 6, 2014 4:39:27 AM

Was the drive supposed to be empty or was there data on it before it stopped working?
m
0
l
August 6, 2014 4:46:21 AM

Joey2oo9 said:
Was the drive supposed to be empty or was there data on it before it stopped working?

Pretty sure there was supposed to be data on here.. He asked me to recover pictures.. So it shouldn't be empty I guess..?
m
0
l

Best solution

August 6, 2014 4:54:44 AM

The fact it's not showing a file system doesn't bode well, you'll need to try something like this

http://www.easeus.com/datarecoverywizard/recover-raw-dr...
Share
!