My computer is configured with two sata HDDs. The primary one crashed the other day and now I am trying to recover the data that is on it.
I've plugged the faulty HDD into a machine where the primary HDD is running Windows 7 with the hopes of being able to salvage some of the data.
Unfortunately, the drive isn't being detected properly.
The Device Manager shows the following Disk Drives:
- ST316081 3AS SCSI Disk Device WDC
- WDC ROM Model Hawk SCSI Disk Device
The first drive is the Seagate HDD that is running Windows 7. The second drive seems like it might be the Western Digital drive that I'm trying to analyze. It's only detecting the size to be around 7642MB which isn't correct since the drive should be about 250GB.
Unfortunately, Windows isn't picking up the drive so I don't have a second drive mounted so I can access the files.
Does anyone on here know how I might go about recovering lost files from a faulty HDD even though Windows is not detecting the drive? Is there some software out there that might be able to detect the drive and give me access to its contents?