Malfunctioned unrecognizable hdd

  stu3007 23:37 15 Apr 09

I have fitted a sata hdd from a old laptop into an external case.plugged in to a usb port on my laptop and got the bubble, unrecognizable device/ this device as malfunctioned.It says that drivers have installed correctly. Does anybody have any ideas on retreiving data from hdd. Any advice please.

  al's left peg 23:51 15 Apr 09


I bought a Integral HDD caddy from a local pc shop a few weeks ago and stuck an old 80gb Seagate from a laptop in it. I had a problem using it on a old desktop pc as it did not have enough power to run it. It works fine on a laptop though. Was the HDD functioning correctly before you removed it from the old laptop?

  stu3007 23:54 15 Apr 09

Yes as far as i know.

  al's left peg 00:03 16 Apr 09

Disconnect all your other hardware connected via usb and see if that helps. It may need the extra juice to help the drive spin. put your ear next to it after you have disconnected your usb stuff and see if you can hear the drive making any noise.

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