I have been running 2 Sata Hard Drives. Drive C was a WD2500 (250G) hard drive. Drive D was a Samsung HD753LJ (750G) hard drive. I wanted to upgrade (and clone) the C drive to a Seagate Barracuda (1.5TB) hard drive.
After turning off power, I removed the D drive (to eliminate the possibility of confusing the drives when performing the clone process) and connected the Seagate drive using the cables from the D drive that I removed. Using the Disk Utility CD that came with the Seagate drive I was successful in cloning the C drive to my new Seagate drive and was able to boot the computer successfully with ONLY the new Seagate drive connected.
I then turned the system off and reconnected the Samsung drive (my original D Drive) and the boot process would not go beyond the "windows XP" screen with the 3 dots running across the bottom.
I tried to use cntrl-alt-del to restart the computer, but it would not respond to that. I pushed the reset button and entered BIOS, where I found that only my new Seagate was detected. The Samsung (that I have been using for over 2 years) was not detected by BIOS. I tried multiple cables, multiple Sata ports on the MB, multiple power cables, etc. The drive simply does not show up, and Windows will not boot with the drive connected. I really need to access this drive, it is absolutely critical that I recover the information from this drive.
Anyone have any ideas?
Thank You in advance!