Need a bit of help on an issue with an Internal SATA 2.5" Hard Drive.
I have removed this drive from a working laptop which had a dual boot of Linux and Windows on it. I would like to use the hard drive for another application however when I have inserted it into a USB caddy, the hard drive is not recognised at all by windows (bar the icon in the corner saying that the device had been successfully installed). The Hard drive is no where to be seen in Windows Explorer.
I have tried to use some free hard drive partition/recovery program which can see the hard drive, however it has greyed out all options of a reformat, repartition and so on.
Does anyone have any ideas which I can try?
The hard drive, when returned to the laptop, will boot perfectly into Windows and Linux.
Ok, it would seem that after trying to format the drive with the linux installer disc, it seems to format fine, however when returning it to the caddy, the drive still does not work. After using EASUS it seems that there are a lot of bad sectors. Any software I can try before I go and buy a new HD?