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2.5" Notebook hard drive crash

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2.5" Notebook hard drive crash

philbert513
Hi everyone, I'm having a bit of a problem here. I have a 60 GB toshiba notebook hard drive that is no longer under warranty. I was using my laptop when one day it decided not to boot up once again. So, I purchased an external 2.5" notebook hard drive enclosure to see if I could salvage a few files on said hard drive. When I connect the hard drive enclosure to my desktop, Windows chimes in saying that there is new hardware found and I see the icon for a Generic USB Disk USB device is there, but it will not recognize in My Computer. I have tried checking for its presence using Disk Management, a drive letter does not show up. In device manager, the USB device is listed there, and in its properties, I went to Volume and clicked on the populate button. Nothing shows up and get an unknown disk type and unreadable status on my drive. Does anyone have any insight as to what I can do to perhaps salvage this drive? Sending it to a data recovery place is the absolute last desperate attempt to get this resolved, I am hoping for another resolution. Thank you all in advance.