I have a Dell laptop, and the Western Digital HDD it came with failed on me. Dell has since sent a replacement which works fine, but I have a week or so to try to recover from the old drive before I have to send it back.
In my laptop, the drive would fail to boot (drive recognition failure, ctrl alt delete).
When I connected it to my friends internal/external converter, the drive was recognized and auto run started up, but we could not access the drive. It said there was a problem with the I/O connection. So, it's getting power and spinning up fine. It even recognizes that there is a partition. But we can't access the data.
Using a data recovery service will cost me hundreds of dollars... is there anything I can try myself?
Thanks in advance...