A8M2N-LA BIOS did not recognize drive
Hello,Our MOBO: ASUS A8M2N-LA (Nodus3)/HP Pavilion A1750e failed. The BIOS did not even detect the failed hard drive; it did not show up in the list of drives. So we replaced it with a new mobo and now the computer works fine. The problem is that the hard drive failed while I was backing up my files to external. Half of my files are still on the failed drive. 2 companies have quoted astronomical price to retrieve data. Is it anyone's opinion that the data can be recovered in a more affordable way than sending off to a data recovery company? I'm willing to try anything even if it risks losing the data.