Possibly fried laptop HDD?
by jmchapel - 4/14/12 12:27 PM
My laptops HDD just crashed, I am unsure if it is totally fried or not though. It's a 250.00 GB WD HDD with no partitions. I tried turning it on a few days ago, it goes through the BIOS load up then just says, "Operating System Not Found" I have a recovery disk for the computer but I would like to be able to pull the data off it first before I completely reformat the drive (assuming I'm even able to). I pulled the drive out and have attached it to my external drive case and plugged it into my working computer. The drive spins up, but then usually stops after <1 min. When I go to my computer > Manage > Storage > Disk Management the HDD spins up again and I am able to see the hard drive but says I need to initialize with either MBR or GPT. I try both and every time it says Data Error (Cyclic Redundancy Check)
I guess my question is, is there anything I can do to recover data or am I going to just need to buy a new drive? If any more information is needed let me know.