It was installed on a win7 machine as a storage directory, i started to have some boot issues (freezing on win7 splash), ran start-up repair but now I cant see the second disk (in both disk manager and BIOS).
Ive taken the disk out and tried it on a second computer and it too can not detect it. Tested all cables and sockets with a different drive and they are fine. Flashed the BIOS, checked all settings but its just not there on any machine I attach it to.
The HDD is not making any unusual noises, when powered off if I tilt it slightly I can hear the head/arm move, and when on the disk is spinning as normal. The drive is a MAXTOR DiamondMAx22 500gb sata and about 18 months old.
...and yes it contains data that I need for the start of next week. Unfortunatly all local PC (recovery) shops are closed on the weekend near here.
Wondering if im over looking something, or any diagnosis so I can try and fix myself?