Ok so the hard drive that came with my computer when i built it, has failed several times, and i’ve continued to reformat and reuse it. This is what i keep windows on. Recently, as far as I can tell, it failed completely, to the point where being plugged in at all (sata) causes bios to freeze during post. it doesn’t show up in gparted or testdisk. Plugged in with a usb-sata cord it shows up in Disks, but with no media, no disk size, etc. basically as if the cord had no hdd attached. i found it with grep sd, but it failed to clone with ddrescue, saying no medium found. I thought at first it was the sata cable, or the motherboard port, but no. also tried plugging it in via usb to a windows 8 pc, and still got no media. it found the cord, just like disks. Looks like I’m gonna have to buy a HDD enclosure and a new HDD and try to clone it that way.
Thoughts? Ideas? Desperate hail mary’s?