- Apr 3, 2016
I couldn't boot or even access my WD HHD i need help. BTW it has windows files on it was trying to run it on mac
It should be possible to access a BitLocker-encrypted disc on a Mac by installing Windows using a hypervisor (such as VMware Fusion) or Boot Camp.Your hard drive won't really work to boot any other computer, and if it was an encrypted (bitlocker) drive, then you would have to find out how to access the drive.
I think you can't do it from your Mac, unless that Windows 10 system was originally installed using your Mac as the booting hardware.
Those Anker SATA readers don't allow your computer full access to the drive, so things like SMART tests won't work. If the computer sees the ASMT device but not the drive, that means either the unit isn't getting enough power to spin the drive stably, or the SATA connection isn't working properly. There's isn't really a way for a drive to not be compatible with a computer, since they use standardized connections. Unless of course it's using a SAS standard or something.it is working...
i think ur right but if i cant do that is it possible to back up the data and format it so i can store data into it?Maybe I am wrong here, but - I don't think that your Windows boot drive will successfully boot up on anything except through the computer that originally installed it.
It's possible to create an image of a disc and then boot it on a virtual machine (VM), but, in this case, I think it would be easier to do the following:Maybe I am wrong here, but - I don't think that your Windows boot drive will successfully boot up on anything except through the computer that originally installed it.
sort of..... i have access to a broken one lel (motherboard is broken too expensive) also didnt workIt's possible to create an image of a disc and then boot it on a virtual machine (VM), but, in this case, I think it would be easier to do the following:
- Create a VM.
- Install Windows on the VM.
- Connect the external disc to the VM.
- Unlock the external disc.
- Copy the contents of the external disc to another device.
I'm assuming MOOLAHMINECRAFT doesn't have access to another computer.
sort of..... i have access to a broken one lel (motherboard is broken too expensive)
i just dual boot windows on my mac now what do i do?Yes, and you will need to discover some method that works to do that...
First, start with a different enclosure (it may be faulty), or try connecting to a PC running Windows.
MAYBE - your old PC failed because the hard drive stopped working (and, the hard drive is simply dead, or nearly dead)
If you can access the drive through another enclosure, or a different computer - then backup your files/data to another external drive.
If none of that helps, and your hard drive continues to not be accessible (it may simply be a failed hard drive, and you may then need to spend big money to recover your files), then it's just time to move on. Replace the hard drive with one that works.