I have been fitting a new hard drive. Basically I think I overloaded the amount of power the computer can cope with, I have lost for certain 2 DVD burners (wont work in any PC) and for the few seconds it was on there was a strong burning smell from the computer. Anyway, my Maxtor 160GB also seems dead. I really need to find a way to get this data onto the new drive. I have tried on both the SATA cables and neither works, being that it isnt recognised by the BIOS. Once I have Windows installed on the new drive is there any other way to get Windows to recognise the Maxtor?
Any help would be great.