I have an 80GB (MHT2080AH) laptop drive that I use with an BAFO (BF-2043) drive enclosure, that connects to the PC with USB cables. This drive was setup with the EXT2 file system on it so I could read/write to it in Linux and use the EXT2IFs driver so I can read an EXT2 file system from windows. This was working flawlessly. The problem is that I had it connected to a PC that was about to be formatted and have windows put on it, and the person doing this also removed the partition on this drive (done with the windows xp install). Now the drive can't be accessed and the lights on the BF-2043 drive enclosure don't even come on. With the lights not coming on the drive is not detected in windows and any tools I can find won't work. When I connect it to Linux (Slackware 12 with default kernel (18.104.22.168-smp)) and do a tail -f /var/log/messages I get the following (I recreating it for it on another machine):
Kernel: usb 1-7: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
Kernel: usb 1-7: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Kernel: scsi4: SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage Devices
Kernel: usb 1-7: USB disconnect, address 3
Kernel: scsi: 4:0:0:0: SCSI: Device offlined - not ready after error recovery
I have tried this with another drive and the lights come on and it does show up and I can access it in windows and in Linux I can mount and copy files from it (not to it because it is a NTFS drive). Is there a way I can restore the partition and the information on the drive?