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Invalid boot disk

There are a couple of posts here with a problem like mine System will not recognize my drive. I got another drive same model and changed the controller board. Still same problem is there different versions of controller boards on the same model of drive. Is there anything else I can try. Has anyone taken the platters out of a drive and put them in another drive same model. I will try the freezer thing and see what comes of that. Is there anyone that has had luck with that. Anyone care to exchange there experience with changing the controller on the hard drive Id like to hear how you made out Thanks Rick

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  • trickyrick Aug 14, 2007

    I tried that (put it on another computer) Windows will not recognize it and neither will any of the tools that I have downloaded to recover files. The software scans the system for HD's and they don't see my second drive. I have even purchased another drive same model and replaced the controller (thinking it was that) is there anything else that could go wrong in the drive that I could replace out of the working drive I purchased
    Thanks

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The reson for this invalid boot disk is it need to be formated to the motherboard and made active primary hard drive this is it you are going to use it but it you have files that need to be recovered please use another pc and use ntfs recovery tools to recover files this see deep inside the hard drive even when there is no boot sector there place this drive on secondary Ide if pc has 2 ide ports but if only 1 ide then jumper this as slave. and if a virus attacks the mbr which is know as the Main Boot Record. hope this helps.

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  • nicky rye Aug 14, 2007

    which operating system you running if its windows on pc then use rstudio ntfs recovery tools if you are running mac then see if they do the program for that system or you could email me on warewolf2001@hotmail.com
    and I could give more advice on problem

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