Hard drive intermittently not detected

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SRC_S Posts 6 Registration date Wednesday December 3, 2014 Status Member Last seen December 10, 2014 - Dec 3, 2014 at 03:20 PM
SRC_S Posts 6 Registration date Wednesday December 3, 2014 Status Member Last seen December 10, 2014 - Dec 8, 2014 at 01:32 PM
hey there... last night my nephew dropped my laptop(Acer Aspire S3-951) off the table and banged on it for reasons I don't know... then after that I couldn't copy most of my files from the D:\ drive and I kept getting a 0x8007045D error... soo I connected the hdd to my desktop using the same sata connectors that was on my 3.5" desktop HDD... but it couldn't read the files.. since after that the HDD is intermittently detected on both my laptop and desktop....

however, I tried to install windows but it detects my mSATA SSD but not my main drive, then I tried installing ubuntu and I get an I/O error soo I had to install it on the 20.0GB SSD... again at times the hdd is there in the BIOS but not in the OS.. I mean when I run cfdisk from ubuntu and list disk on windows I see only the ssd but when I go to the BIOS I see the HDD... hope I was able to make myself clear.. thanks!
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,833
Dec 3, 2014 at 03:59 PM
So what's the question?
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Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,175
Dec 3, 2014 at 05:30 PM
Good question!
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SRC_S Posts 6 Registration date Wednesday December 3, 2014 Status Member Last seen December 10, 2014
Dec 4, 2014 at 12:33 AM
ohh yeah... I forgot to ask the question..... hahahahahah.. sorry for that.... well the question is is my hard drive dead or it's something else... and does anyone know how to get all my files back.. thanks!
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