help to recover a hard please.

  ripvan 20:17 27 Feb 2008

I have lost access to my Hard drive.I was having trouble saving Itunes for transfer to my new PC.I upgraded it but had no luck so I did a restore to back 4 days.The hard drive now won't boot.It loads first page on XP pro and goes no further into the load.It won't start in safe mode.I have also tried the HD in a usb casing and plugged it into my new pc.It registers as a usb ide being pluggerd in but you can't see the drive on the pc control panel.The usb casing is powered but either way it won't allow access.
Are there any progs I could try perhaps on a floppy.Although as I can't get into bios etc I won't be able to alter boot sequence.
Any ideas?Many thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:43 27 Feb 2008

You don't need HDD to enter BIOS.
What sort of PC?

Have you got a XP CD?

  ripvan 20:53 27 Feb 2008

It's an Athlon 64 1.5mghz about 5 years old.Yes I do have the XP cd.

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