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External Hard Drive Data Loss

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#1 527


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Posted 20 July 2008 - 11:53 AM

This morning my girlfriend said the energy bill was too high and started unplugging things. One of them was the Maxtor 500GB drive that was connected to my laptop.

I didn't think much of it until I needed a file on it and went to reconnect. The usual autorun prompt did not happen, and when I navigate to the external drive on windows explorer, it doesn't have the name it had before, and when I click the drive icon it says "do you want to format drive H?".

I don't want to format it because it had about 200GB worth of data on it that I am hoping to recover.

What would you recommend? I tried a program called Recuva but it says "could not read boot sector" for the external drive and can't do any more than that.

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#2 nigglesnush85


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Posted 20 July 2008 - 01:23 PM

Hello 527 and welcome.

You may need to use some recovery software to get the information of the drive. http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/system/fwdatarecovery.html


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