Question about Computers & Internet

2 Answers

My gf laptop died and i have taken the hard and have a usb adapter that i want to use to retrieve the data on the drive. When i plug into my laptop it shows up in device manager but will not met me actually see whats on the drive. can you help?

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 80 Answers

You most likely need to assign a drive letter to the drive.

Right click on the "My Computer" icon and left click on "Manage" this will open up the managment tool

Click on "Disk Managment" to see what drives are currently detected. Locate your gf's hard drive and right click on ii to open the menu. Choose the option that allows you to assign the drive a letter, make sure you DO NOT format the hard drive. Once a letter is assigned you should be able to access the hard drive and retrieve the information.

Please rate if this helps.

Posted on Mar 14, 2011

Ad
  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 172 Answers

Check in Disk Management to see if the file system is corrupted or it is working..You can tyr re-scanning device....

Posted on Mar 14, 2011

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What is the connection plug from Fujitsu mht2080ah to computer?


You can install the hard drive into an USB hard drive adapter case.
Then you can connect it to the USB port on your computer. The computer will see this as an external storage device, then you can copy the files off this hard disk to your computer.
By inserting the hard drive into an USB hard drive adapter you can deleted unwanted files off the hard drive and use it for backups and data transfer from one computer to another computer.

Mar 31, 2013 | Fujitsu MHT2080AH 80 GB Hard Drive

Tip

Data Recovery (possible) from faulty hard drives


DAMAGED HARD DRIVE - DATA RECOVERY

Data recovery from faulty hard drives is difficult and can be costly. There is no guarentee that you can recover data from a faulty hard drive.
If the hard drive makes a clicking noise the the hard drive is dead.

First thing to try, is to remove the damaged hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and then plug this adapter into a working computer's USB port. If this computer sees this hard drive as an USB mass storage device (external hard drive) and you can open the various folders and files, then I would backup your data.
If the hard drive is not detected then the hard drive is dead and data cannot be retrieved with this method.

Retrieving data from damaged hard disk is possible. There are companies that can remove the disk platters from the damaged hard drive and with special equipment may be able to recover your data, but it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services. The reason for this high cost, they dismantle and remove the platters in the hard drive in a clean room environment and set up the platters up in jig/drive to retrieve/copy the data.

on Jun 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I have taken the hard drive from my laptop, a acer travell mate 2300 and I am trying to find a connection on it so I can access some of the information. Help


Connect your laptop's hard drive to an USB hard drive adapter then plug this adapter into the USB port of a working computer.
The computer will see this USB adapter/hard drive as an external storage device. You can then open the various folders and files on this hard disk and copy and or backup your data.

Dec 15, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Retrieving data from dead hard drive


Retrieving data fromdamaged hard disk is possible. There are companies that can remove the diskplatters from the damaged hard drive and with special equipment may beable to recover your data, but it will cost you an arm and a leg for theirservices. The reason for this high cost, they dismantle and remove the plattersin the hard drive in a clean room environment and set up the platters up injig/drive to retrieve/copy the data. First thing I would try isto remove the damaged hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapterand then plug this adapter into a working computer's USB port. If thiscomputer sees this hard drive as an external hard drive and you can open thevarious folders and files, then I would backup your data. If the hard drive is notdetected then the hard drive is dead and data cannot be retrieved with thismethod.

Aug 14, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

After not using my laptop for sometime,i can't have access to the O.S,how do i have access to it.i badly need to access my data


If the laptop cannot boot up then to retrieve your data then remove the hard drive from the laptop and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter. Then plug the adapter into a working computer's USB port. This computer will detect this as an external storage device. You can then click on this device and open the folders and files to copy and backup your data files.

Nov 10, 2010 | Dell Inspiron E1705 Notebook

2 Answers

Lightning storm seems to have hit earthing or power system of my house (totally knocked out the power in 2 neighbours houses) Computer died, but all other electrical components no problem - including the...


Yes, it's fixable, no , it's not worth it - it will cost you to fix it almost as a new pc. To recover your files just take the hard disk out and put it in a external enclosure  - around $25 - and plug it in in another pc.You will end up with an external disk, just wipe all Windows related stuff and use it as a backup.

Sep 10, 2010 | Acer Ferrari 5000 Notebook

1 Answer

I have a 3.5" hard drives use for back up purposes. This is a very old HDD bought more than 5 yrs ago. What happen was I have not use it for almost a year and when I tried to retrieve some old data, the...


You maybe able to retrieve data from this hard drive by connecting it to an USB hard drive adapter. Then plug this adapter into a working computer's USB port. If the hard drive is OK then this computer will see the adapter as an external hard drive and you can open the folders and files and copy them to the computer's hard drive or to a USB flash drive.

Jan 22, 2010 | Maxtor Hard Drive

2 Answers

Laptop is dead; can I still retrieve data from hard drive?


You can remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter or an USB hard drive adapter case and connect it to a working computer's USB port. If this computer sees it as an external hard drive then you can copy your data off this hard drive. If it doesn't see the hard drive, then it is faulty. There are companies that can recover data from faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.
If the hard drive is OK you can put the hard drive into an USB hard drive adapter case and use it as an USB hard drive.

Sep 27, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook

1 Answer

I am getting a dst short test failed error code 1000=0146


It appears your hard disk has died and it may not be possible for you to retrieve your data.
Remove your hard drive from the laptop and insert it into an USB harddrive adapter, (they are not expensive and you can use it later as a external hard drive). Then plug it into the USB port of a working computer. The computer should/may see it as an external drive, if you are lucky you will be able to copy your data, if not, you are out of luck.
There are companies that can recover data from faulty hard drives, but it will cost you an arm and a leg for their service.

Sep 10, 2009 | Dell Latitude D610 Notebook

1 Answer

Laptop just died...power/battery???


Sounds like you have got a serious problem.
Check the adapter with a multimeter, the output voltage should be slightly higher than the voltage that is printed on the label on the adapter, if not then you have got a faulty power adapter and needs to be replaced.
Get the RAM checked out by inserting it into another computer or take it to your friendly computer shop.
Try powering up the laptop without the main battery connected.
If these don't appear to be the problem then from your description it looks like you have got yourself a large paper weight.

If your hard disk is OK and you want to retrieve your data, then remove the hard disk and plug it into an USB hard drive adapter and connect this USB adapter into a working computer's USB port.
If this computer see the adapter and hard drive as an external hard drive and you can view the contents of the hard drive, you can copy your data to what ever storage device you want.
If you use an USB hard drive adapter case then you have got an external USB hard drive.
.

May 17, 2009 | ASUS Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

35 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...