Hard Drive Not Recognized often yields the following error messages.
Drive parameter is incorrect.
Media not recognized. Do you want to format now?
The hard disk in drive C,E,F is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?
When you see any Hard Drive Not Recognized errors, NEVER format anything!
These errors are typically caused by corrupted hard drive system files that are found
on your storage media. Therefore, the current software cannot read the corrupted data
structure residing on the storage media.
We have come across individuals that did format the media and then unsuccessfully attempted a data recovery on the corrupted drive or corrupted storage media. This hard drive data recovery process can NOT work and is NOT recommended.
Testing "Hard Drive Not Recognized."
To test if your hard drive failed, try changing the cable/ ribbon on your computer and connect it to a new hard drive on your motherboard. If the computer sees the new hard drive in the BIOS, then your computer BIOS is working properly.
If you try to reconnect your original failed hard drive to the same connector and the BIOS does not see your hard drive, then you can stop right there and shut your computer down. Updating your motherboard BIOS will Not Fix the crashed Hard Drive not Recognized" BIOS error.
"BIOS Not Finding Hard Drive" is often a result of a failed hard drive circuit board and or damaged system files on the hard drive platters. If you're thinking of swapping the hard drive circuit board with a different hard disk, read our testimonial page and think again.
For hard drive data recovery assistance to unformat a hard drive or storage media. Never compromise your original failed media needing a Hard Drive Data Recovery."