I have a Dell Inspiron Laptop and my HDD just failed. I'll be very specific so you all can help. When booting (XP Pro) I got the blue Screen of Death: UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_DRIVE
I ran a DST-Short Test and got:
Msg: Unit 0:Drive Self Test failed. Status byte = 79.
I then ran another diagnostic and got:
Error code 0F00:0244
Msg: Block 7900671: Uncorrectable data error or media is write protected.
I got another 30+ blocks before I quit the test.
I have tons of photos, my resume, and lots of other irreplaceable things on that drive that I'd like to recover. I bought a 2.5" enclosure, but when I hook it up to my desktop, it doesn't see it. The HDD I'm using is:
Hitachi Travelstar 5400RPM Sata
I also tried connecting the new HDD and it was not detected
Toshiba 5400RPM Sata
My questions are relating this...
1) Is there something in my desktop BIOS that is not detecting these drives?
2) What is the chance to recover these files?
3) Any advice or pointers are very welcome.