I Have a Fujitsu IDE HDD from my old laptop (which is a blue screened brick) and am trying to recover photos and documents. When I plug it into my new laptop it doesn't seem to want to stay connected. When I try to access it through file explorer I get "HDD is not accessible the parameter is incorrect" and often will cause file explorer to stop responding. A few times it has even crashed my profile and i have to ctrl alt del to sign out and back in.
I have tried the chkdsk command and it returns "cannot open volume for direct access". I have also tried using data recovery software, but it is unable to connect to the drive.
Any ideas of how i might proceed?