Having problems with your Dell XPS 420 PC Desktop ?

Hard disk not detected

\015 One day when I turned on my Dell pc, it won't boot up, giving me a message of no hard disk detected. Not even the bios can detect it. Called Dell and they replaced the HD and the pc is running again. My problem is that I need to extract my personal files from that first hard drive. Can somebody help me to fix the drive if it is still fixable? Or at least how to figure out or test if it can still be fixed. If not, can somebody again help with recommendations on how to extract my files. Thanks alot!\015

Answers :

So if the drive is not been detecting by the computer, I might advise you to use another computer to check if the drive can be retrieve by some of the computer or check the IDE cable and power if properly connected to the drive. try to check the pins at the back of the harddrive maybe there some pins that is not in the right position. Make this drive that you have as slave, you'll needing to remove the jumper at the pin position.
Hi there.
It depends on what state the hard drive is in on whether you can recover any data from it. Does the hard drive spin up or receive any power at all? if it does does it make any strange noises like clunking for example?
If you can tell me what state its in i can give you a better idea on what to do to attempt recovery of data.

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