I can no longer read the data on my hard drive!! Please help Tags: Hard Drives Computer Storage Last response: August 18, 2006 6:10 AM in Storage Share merrick97 August 18, 2006 5:16:18 AM Hello, I recently downloaded the new 1.8 gig FEAR multiplayer pack and when I tried to install it from Mozilla, it caused my computer to somewhat lock up. When I say somewhat, I mean that the download window in mozilla would lock up as well as the taskbar. However, I could still use the desktop. Left with no choice, I hit the reset button and when I got back to Windows the drive no longer shows up in My Computer, although it does show up in Disk Manager and Device Manager. I have 3 western digital hard drives. all three of them are SATAII with 16 megs and 250 gigs of space. I really need the data on this hard drive, so please help me. To me it seems that the key would be to force the computer to run chkdsk, but whenever I restart, the computer refuses to do so. HELP!!!! DATA LOSS MUST BE AVOIDED AT ALL COSTS. More about : longer read data hard drive Nitro350Z August 18, 2006 6:10:31 AM You could also try using a program called spinrite, Its pretty good in recovering corrupted data. Also look into the Ultimate boot disk. It has a lot of good programs and has a few good recovery tools. HTH Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDefrag = hard drive failure? if your handy with SMART data,please read Forum SolvedData loss - external hard drive. PLEASE HELP Forum SolvedHard Drive help please read? Forum Computers no longer read the USB hard drive connected to the router (Belkin). Forum Please help me diagnose my hard drive failure and any data recovery suggestions... Forum SolvedI-O DATA HDCN-U USB Device no longer recognised with a drive letter - please hel Forum Hard Drive Issues and Data Loss. Please Help! Forum my 3tb hard drive is showing can not be read by the system. how can i recorver the data Forum I need to recover data from damaged PATA hard drive please help me Forum Please help, restoring hard drive data Forum External Hard Drive Data Visible But Not Able to be Read/Copied Forum SolvedComputer crashed last night and I no idea what is going on. Hard Drive no longer being detected. Help! Forum SolvedA hard drive has reported that it might fail- Help backing up and transfering all my data. Forum SolvedHelp read S.M.A.R.T. data please Forum detects external hard drive, but cannot read any data Forum SolvedHow to restore the data of a formatted external hard drive?Thank you for your help Forum Hard drive switches on but pc cant read data Forum Solvedhard drive is not showing i need to recovery data on it pls help Forum How to read data from sata HARD DRIVE Forum SolvedI need a drive that can read cd/dvd and burn both too? I have some quick questions. Please help. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !