I got a bad ide harddisk from my friend, and he wants to save the data in the bad harddisk.
I can see the drives of the harddisk when I first connected it. Then I tried to copy the files from the harddisk to my intact harddisk, it end up with some kind of error - files cannot be copied because of bad sector.
I am hopeless, so I searched the internet and got a software called SeaTools for windows. Executed it. It said "Scanning hard drives, please wait..." for a minute and pop up an error. I confirmed the error then the software went off.
Then I reboot my pc and I cannot find the harddisk anymore. Bios cannot find it, windows cannot find it.
My Motherboard is okay, ide cable and ide slot on motherboard is okay.
And I think the power is okay too. There is no sound/vibration from the spinning of the harddisk, but when I touch on of the chips on the harddisk( yes, the chips is exposed) and it is hot, indicating some kind of activity.
Any idea? Is the harddisk dead?