A few days ago my sister's computer was shut down accidentally and since then the desktop (Inspiron 560 I think) won't boot up (it's stuck in BIOS).
I took my parent's desktop (Compaq CQ2014 I believe) to see what is wrong with my sister's computer.
I put my parents' hard drive in her computer and everything boot up smoothly. I thought she needed a new hard drive.
I turn it off, return my parent's hard drive, boot up their computer and same I see the same problem as with my sister's computer. The hard drive is not recognized.
During the whole process I also tried to remove the BIOS jumper and the battery to initialize all of the features.
Now I took both drives and I'm trying to connect them to my computer.
My desktop won't start if I try to connect the hard drives when the PC is off. However, once the windows is up, I can connect them and I hear them spinning.
However, It seems like the windows can't recognize them.
I don't think both hard drives will go to the garbage... I'm pretty sure at least my parents' must work. I think my sister's computer made both hard drives faulty or got some error on them that now Win 7 or BIOS won't recognize both.
Anybody knows what I can do? perhaps I can run some app that will recognize the hard drives and will try to fix them?