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Server Crash - One disk not recognized on reinstall RRS feed

  • Question

  • I had a fatal server crash.  I have 4 disks in the box (3 data, 1 system).  One of the data drives connected to a basic PCI IDE expansion card was not recognized.  I know it has data on it.  I don't want to add it until I can get the data off of it.  I have enough spare space on the system right now to absorb the data off the non recognized disk.

    This is my only desktop, so I can't add it to another system and pull the data off.  How can I get the data off before I add it to the system and format it?

    Thursday, May 26, 2011 2:10 AM

All replies

  • Do you have any other PC at all such as a laptop? If so you can connect the disk as an external USB disk with appropriate enclosure/ cable.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011 10:24 AM
  • I do, but I was hoping to avoid that expense.
    Saturday, May 28, 2011 4:21 PM
  • I have not used it, but if you are in the US, Amazon has one for $6.99. Depends how much you value your data I guess.
    Saturday, May 28, 2011 4:50 PM