Question about Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 8 40GB 7200rpm 133MBps Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7) Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)... (6K040L0FT) Hard Drive

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HDD unable to detect at My Computer

Due to power trip, my Maxtor harddisk unable to be detected at Windows (both XP & Vista) under ''My Computer'', but able to see the harddisk at ''Device Manager''. Can you please advice what's method or software can help to recover this hard disk.

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Well first I would pull the hard drive out of the case. I would then get a USB to IDE/SATA drive cable. I would connect the drive not being able to be detected to another computer via USB.

If it works the drive is still good but the data might be corrupt. If the data is corrupt I would be sure to get any stuff you can off of it and basically reformat and reload.


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