[qanda]This thread is about the Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JS - hard drive - 250 GB - SATA-300. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]1. the hdd is actually WD2500JD, but close enough
2. the drive i believe crash due to an actual physical error on the disk itself, i ran spinrite 6.0 (best program ever, lol) and it revealed much of the same, physical errors. Unfortunately it has the errors in the first 8,000 sectors of the harddisk, so the drive will be recognized in the BIOS, but cannot be booted from, whats worse is the drive cannot be recognized as an external drive either.
The device manager will recognize the actual drive, but no program i use can see the harddisk (acronis, ADRC, ect.) I have one folder on the hdd entitled %user profile%\desktop\Backup and i know all of these files are 100% intact thanks to SpinRite HOWEVER i cannot copy any of the files becuase the hard drive will not recognize
in spinrite it will access the sectors i just cant COPY in spinrite
if anyone has a program or way of viewing and then extracting a sector i would appreciate a link
any other advice would be greatly appreciated
thanks in advance