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HD Problem , no access to disk


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#1 Emile

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 01:55 AM

Hello,
I run Dual boot XP SP3 and Vista SP2 , since yesterday I cannot boot Vista anymore, the HD (an external eSATA 400gb) switch on and off several times and finally the PC tries to reboot. Same when I try to boot in safe mode.

On my XP I "see" that HD in Computer Management, Disk Management see attached screenshot , the G Disk2 .
there are //////////// on this disk I do not remember what it means..... I think this is to say it is Hidden ? to this partition.

I want to run a disk check on this HD . How to gain again access to the disk from my XP?
Thanks in advance.

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 05:37 AM

All that means is that it is showing you the selected drive. Select another one, and you will see the ////////// move. I just found that out on my own.

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:51 AM

Hello criptodam,

Thanks for the information, you are right!!
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Posted 30 April 2010 - 10:14 AM

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There are varying methods for running the chkdsk /r command on the drive, if that's what you mean.

http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/chkdsk.htm. The directions for running it from the Graphical Interface (put checks in both options (Scan For and Automatically Fix) are probably the easiest to do from My Computer.

An alternative would be to run the hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic on the drive.

<<...the HD (an external eSATA 400gb) switch on and off several times and finally the PC tries to reboot.>>

I guess that I don't know what you mean.

If you mean that the external drive appears to be malfunctioning...I would first check the connections, then check Event Viewer for any pertinent error messages re the drive in question. If the external drive appears to be causing reboot issues, then we need a bit more to go on to define the possible problem.

I would also suggest that you Disable Automatic Restarts When Windows Crashes - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/74644/how-to-disable-automatic-restarts-when-windows-crashes/, if not already done.

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 07:48 AM

Hello and thanks for your help, SOLVED

I have replaced the HD was out of order
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 08:17 AM

Thanks for providing feedback on your resolution...happy computing :thumbsup:.

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