I have recently tried to help a friend with recovering data of his Toshiba Satelitte A100 that screen has died.
I thought this would be a simply task of removing the hard drive and putting it a HDD caddie and attaching it to another computer,
This does not seem to work.
I can put the hard drive back into the computer and i can hear the computer boot up and was able to see it with a LCD Screen. I have been able to remove the data this way so we are safe.
My question is why can we seem to remove the drive and see it on another computer?
I assume there must be some interface or format that the laptop may use for the recovery section and so cant be seen as a normal drive.
If I couldnt remove the data because say the motherboard died. Is there any way to be able to see the data on another computer.
I thought this would be a simply task of removing the hard drive and putting it a HDD caddie and attaching it to another computer
I have done this several times and it works perfectly.
I had full access to all saved data on all partitions.
Similar in on notebook with two HDDs.
I have Satellite A300 with two HDDs inside. On one HDD I’ve installed WXP and on another Win7.
Each OS can “see” saved data on other HDD.
Maybe is there some problem with HDD or with HDD caddie.
Have you tried to connect this HDD to other notebooks to see if the problem is the same?