Windows 10: IDE Hard Drives are Dead and I Need Help
It doesnt work
file recovery is not going to work till the computer recognises the hdd's ....when connected are the hdd's spinning , have tried looking in the diskmanger yet as suggested to try in a previous post
Good point. I've encountered that a while ago when I was on Win8; was an external drive too. If you hear the HDD spinning and loading, without making any too weird noises, check Disk Management and assign a letter if the disk is seen.
It's the best thing to do. If you still have IDE ports somewhere.
Or test the usb to ide on a different computer and/or with a different hard drive to make sure it's still working.
Before you start changing HW and adapters, check if any show up in device manager.
It doesnt show up in device manager.
Are they 3,5" drives ? Do you have power to them and I don't mean just USB ?
Sorry, but it is very difficult to help you when you don't give more information.
We still don't know what kind of computer you use, we don't know your system specs and last, what hold you back to install the disks in your computer to test whether they are fine?
Theyre 2.5" drives for notebooks. They have no external power since theyre notebook drives.
OK I'm going to ask a stupid question
You have 2 2.5" drives for notebooks
But is your computer a notebook?
Maybe it isn't and that's why you are not addressing installing your 2.5" drives into your computer?
Please help us out here.
EDIT: "test the usb to ide on a different computer and/or with a different hard drive to make sure it's still working" is mentioned in post 14.
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