USB Hard Drive lost connection

  croaly 19:59 23 Aug 08

I moved my usb connection for my external hard drive from my desk top to my lap top and received a power surge message on my lap top

I moved the connection back to my desk top and while the hard drive still operates when I switch it on it will not connect to my desk top

My desk top does not recognise that the drive is connected. I have tried the other USB ports and still nothing

Any ideas on how I fix this one?

  RFB 23:25 23 Aug 08

Is the drive viewable in device manager?

  Graham. 23:29 23 Aug 08

Or My Computer?

  woodchip 23:32 23 Aug 08

Remove the drive from the USB caddy and fit it as a Slave in your computer, the MBR is corrupt with you not doing a Safe Remove Hardware. If you can do the above and the drive shows in Computer Right Click the Drive\Properties\Tools\Check Disc tick box to Auto Fix faults

  croaly 23:36 23 Aug 08

drive not visible in device manager or my computer

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:25 24 Aug 08

Visible in disk management?

you may have damage the ide? / sata? to usb board in the drive case.

Maybe you can remove the drive from the case and fit into a new case / convertor and retrieve your data

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