I'm a new member here. Joined with hope that I might be able to find help here
Here is my problem.
It's a machine that I built and constantly upgraded for few years now.
ECS P965T-A motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
and 120GB Seagate SATA HD
Recently my HD crashed. I got the blue screen. Windows refused to start up.
It would get to a black screen with Windows XP Professional logo on it and blue screen and start all over again.
Usually I don't spend much time fixing this kind of issues. I simply put the HD in to the external USB case, get all the files from it (using my lap top or other PC) and format it.
This time I ran into a little issue.
Once my HD crashed I follow my usual procedure and put in into USB box to transfer the files from it. But this time I was unable to open the HD and view the files.
Computer saw the HD and the volume of it (120GB) but it was unable to open it and view it.
So I decided to use EASEUS Data Recovery software to recover the files.
I thought since the drive is visible then maybe I can recover the files from it using this software.
So I started the recovery process. And on the first stage (while it was reading the drive) process froze up and I had to cancel it.
After that drive became Invisible. It would not show up in My Computer anymore.
So I put it back into the original tower it came from and started it up again.
I got same thing as I was getting before. Windows would not start up.
So I figured I'll try and repair the Windows.
Put in the CD and started the repairing process.
When CD got all booted up and I clicked "R" to start the repair, first thing it does is verifies the drive.
Well it was stuck at "0" for some time so I just restarted the computer.
Now the drive just does not show up.
My computer is unable to read it and I'm getting CODE 10 error when I hook it up through external USB box.
it seems to be working and makes all the proper noises, it powers up when I hook it up to power but for some reason it's unreadable.
Anything you guys can suggest?
BTW. It crashed after few hours of playing COD4
........Not immediately but few hours after it