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My computer didnt recognize my hard disk

Dear All,

more than six months ago, i had problem with my harddisk, i hear some wear voice coming from my computer case, i thought its the van, so I did shake the case, after that I finished my work in the computer, turn it of, next time I tried to turn on my computer, it didn’t work, the computer didn’t recognize it, I tried every thing with jumper, then I tried to connect the harddisk to other computers, the same problem I had, but on of these computers recognize my harddisk with 0.0GB, and when I went to my computer icon to check partitions, no other partition I had, so what is this problem. Is it bad sector or what, and can any body help me to solve this problem, because I have very very important data on that harddisk.

Thankx in advance.
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Comment posted on Apr 11, 2009
- kind: western digital 400 (WD Caviar SE) 40 GB.
- operating system: windows XP professional.
- Hard disk kind is not SATA it is IDE.
- i connect the hard disk to another computer as Slave, and when i boot the computer, it shown Disk: 80 GB the hard disk on the computer which is working properly, then
Disk: 0.00 MB WDC Rom Model --MAMMOTH--
and when i check device manager the hard disk show there with the same (WDC Rom Model --MAMMOTH--), but no extra partition i have, more than the partitions on the working Harddisk.

- the hard disk was working as boot drive, and the operating system was Windows XP Professional

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Looks like the controller on the Hard disk has malfunctioned. I am afraid, that the Hard disk has to be sent to an expert nearby for Data Recovery. They would have tools which could be used for getting your data intact. But again it all depends on the level of damage to the Hard disk.You may get all / some of your data ot you may get none. Please consult your hardware vendor for this

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