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#1 ezooone

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 04:19 AM

Hello.. I got one more portable hard disk..It's belong to my friend..When I insert the portable hard disk..the computer will me the device is successfully installed and ready to use..however..I can see the portable hard disk in "my computer"..

should I do the

"I suggest that you run a chkdsk on the hard disk and check if you are still prompted to format the hard disk.
It creates and displays a status report for a disk based on the file system:
a. Right click on the command prompt and ‘Run as Administrator’.
b. At the command prompt type:
chkdsk [drive:] [/p] | [/r]
[drive:] Specifies the drive to check, this is the drive letter for your external hard disk.
/p Check even if the drive is not flagged dirty, bad.
/r Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information (implies /p).
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:55 AM

Check Disk Management. What does it say about the drive?

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:49 AM

How to check the disk management?

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 06:41 AM

START - RUN: diskmgmt.msc

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:11 PM

Ok Allan..

I followed your guide..
Then a box appear and tell me to initialize the disk..there are two options..MBR and GPT..when I clicked either one..both will result in recyclic error..What does it means? What should I do next?

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:41 PM

Right-click on the drive and initialize / format

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 11:44 PM

When I click format..what about the content of the hard disk? are all the data will gone?

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 04:51 AM

Yes the data will be deleted.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 06:33 AM

I can't initialize / format the disk..When I tried to do that it stated "Data Error (Cyclic Redundancy Check)"

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 06:48 AM

I suggest you go to the website of the hd manufacturer, download their diagnostic utility, burn it to cd and run it on the external drive. Then use that utility to format the drive.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 07:07 AM

Good idea Allan :clapping:

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 09:25 AM

burn it to cd and run it on the external drive. Then use that utility to format the drive.


Do you mean external dvd rom?

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 09:51 AM

The portable hard disk brand is Imation Model Venus Ehdd..But I can't find the diagnostic utility for the model..can I use this?

http://www.imation.com/en-us/Support/Product-Support/Product-FAQ/Odyssey-Removable-Hard-Disk-Storage-System-Support/

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 08:38 AM

Well.. can I use it?

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 01:26 AM

Hi..I still cannot find the utility for the HD..can anyone help? thanks.. :)




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