i have a hitachi deskstar IDE 164 GB harddrive. suddenly it stopped reading. i have replaced new cables also. it is not appear in the bios and disk management. pls give a solution coz at this moment i cant buy a new one.
It is possible to have data loss if the power fails during a hard drive operation. Try performing the following one step at a time until success:
1) Reset the BIOS to factory defaults. If you cannot get into the BIOS, then remove the RTC (Lithium CR2032) battery from the motherboard, and leave it out for 10 to 15 minutes. This will reset the BIOS to factory defaults. Re-install the battery and restart.
2) Remove the HDD and connect ti to a different computer. See whether it displays any files. If so, save these files to a different location, and then do an NTFS format on the HDD.