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Hazzard64

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I had a laptop hard drive die on me and i cannot seem to get the recovery partition off of it. I have 4 satas on my desktop and it wont register, also it stops my computer fromm starting windows when plugged in.

Its a Western Digi WD2500BEVS 250 gig.

Is there any way to rescue the recovery info so i can re install windows on my laptop?
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phillpower2

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:welcome: Hazzard64

An article that may help can be found Here but only if the area on the HDD where the Recovery Partition was/is stored has not been damaged.

Have you tried disconnecting the other HDDs on your desktop and only connecting the problem drive, if not please do so and see if the HDD is detected in the BIOS and whether or not it can be selected as the first boot device.

If the HDD is not being detected in the BIOS and/or the Device/Disk manager then the drive has most likely failed mechanically or electrically in the case of a bad PCB.

Can I ask what OS you are using as in XP, Vista, Windows 7 or 8, this to see if you have the option to download an ISO and do a fresh installation of the OS (not available for XP).
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Turns out that drive is shot beyond my abilities. thanks for the advice anyway
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Sorry that it is not better news but thanks for the follow up Hazzard64 :thumbsup:
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