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External Hard Drive Problems

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#1 damagedvocals


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Posted 17 July 2005 - 07:27 PM

I bought a 80 gig fire wire drive last october. It has been working fine until now. A couple days ago it started giving me a message saying that the disk is not formatted and asks if I would like to format it. I've tried doing a system recovery from a couple days ago, that didnt work. I have also tried unplugging everything and plugging it back in. I havnt been able to try it on another computer yet so I dont know if its the drive or the computer. All I know is that I have a lot of important Protools files on the drive and if I lose those Im screwed. Any Ideas?

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#2 stidyup


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Posted 18 July 2005 - 03:01 AM

See the list here for free file recovery tools.

If it's a mbr problem testdisk might be able to recover it for you.

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#3 wishbone


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Posted 19 July 2005 - 01:54 AM

My friend i dont want to scare you but probly is a hard disk serious problem.Just an idea..Have you tried to connect the disk with the IDE port direct in your pc?..if it works there then probly its a external box problem and you ll have the time to do a backup..if not then probly the disk is broken..

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