I guess this is a lost cause, but the story is, I decided to have a go at putting a new mobo in my creaky old family pc, and when i'd got it all set up, it wouldn't detect my hard disks.
I've got a maxtor 20 gb master and a seagate 60gb slave When I booted up, the bios wouldn't detect either.
So I tried them one at a time and it detects the maxtor on its own but not the seagate.
So I tried the seagate in my other PC as a slave and it wouldn't detect either drive there.
So the seagate is knackered in some way, maybe by something I did when assembling the system, or maybe by pure coincidence.
I'm just asking if there is any way to try to fix my seagate drive, or get data from it. I'm pretty poor at backing up, so it's got quite a few photos and stuff on it. Nothing life shattering. If a HD is not detected by the bios is that just the end of the road?
And why is it that when it's connected as a slave, the bios can't see the master either?
Not too hopeful here, but any response would be gratefully appreciated.