A customer came to me the other day and gave me a hard drive with important data on it that had crashed. I went to boot into it using Winternals, but it doesnt even recognize the drive is there. Its doesnt show the C directry, it doesnt show the drive in bios, it will also randomly disable other IDE drives in the system when the HDD is installed. There is no clicking, no activity, nothing. It also gets really damn hot. Is there anything I can do? Short of telling her to send it in to a data recovery firm, but she needs this done on the cheap. Im out of ideas.