I have a couple of old IDE hard drives and have succesfully loaded one into a USB caddy and copied all the stuff from it that I wanted.
I have now formatted the disc and it is ready to be used by my brother in law.
The other disc, which has never been dropped, drowned, set light to or blown up, is not playing ball.
Windows 7 and windows XP both recognise it as a hard drive when I connect it, but neither can read it. Windows XP say "The parameter is incorrect.", I can't remember what W7 said.
Neither system can format it either.
It says " you will lose all data blah blah blah", but when I click ok it comes straight back and says "Windows was unable to complete the format.".
I've been into disk management in XP and it is listed as "Dynamic" and "Unreadable". I right click and click on "Convert to basic disk" but this has no effect either.
Any ideas guys?
I have no idea what is on this disk and therefore don't know if I can just bin it or not.