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[HELP] Sata to USB Problem Unallocated HDD

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January 21, 2013 1:14:10 PM

[HELP] Sata to USB Problem Unallocated HDD

Okay i bought a USB to Sata cable to backup my Old laptop Hardrive as the laptop wasn't working. Now im stuck, it firstly comes up in devices and printers. I've gone to disk management and this is what it looks like:

It say's it's unknown


I try to right click it and this happens:


I've tried alot of thing's but can't get it to work. I just want to get the information off it i don't want to format it.

Email me: LewisMorris@me.com

I need help badly !
a c 79 G Storage
January 21, 2013 6:13:39 PM

Looks like the laptop hard drive you're trying to get data from has failed.
That probably explains why the laptop it came from wasn't working.

You should have made backups from it when it was working okay. Testing it with maker's diagnostic software will probably confirm that it's faulty:
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
a c 302 G Storage
January 22, 2013 4:33:57 AM

"Unallocated" means that the OS cannot find a partition table in sector 0. This could either mean that the drive is physically bad, or that the partition table has been deleted. This often happens when people accept Windows' invitation to "initialise" a drive.

Try Partition Find and Mount:
http://findandmount.com

Alternatively, you could dump the partition table and boot sector with Microsoft's Sector Inspector:
http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/SecInspect.zip

If you extract the above archive to the one folder and execute the SIrun.bat file, then this will generate a report file named SIout.txt.
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