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#1 jerseydevil

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 02:27 PM

I tried several posts to find a cure for my external hard drive but came up empty. I just tried Maxtors diagnostic test last night and got error code de95cd45. I don't know what it means but maxtor says any code means it is bad and replace. Any thoughts or does anyone know what the code means?

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 03:28 PM

Does it work it all?
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Posted 10 January 2006 - 03:54 PM

Hi acklan, Yes it works as far as lights come on and when first plugged in, I can see the folders although many files are missing. Files that do show up can't be accessed and after a few minutes the folders dissapear from the drive so I unplug then replug it in and again the folder are there sometimes the files are too but still can't be accessed. Jpg images just show the irfan icon when in thumbnail view.
I see you responded to a different but similar post of mine. It is also about this drive. You asked if it is still under factory warranty and I belive it is. I will have to see. That would only get me a new drive though right? I would still lose all my files on this one. I do have many backed up by the way so I guess it's an exceptable loss although it sucks.

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 04:12 PM

Way to go on the backup.. :thumbsup: They may transfer the files to the new HD, but I would not count on it. One other option is to see if you may have a virus of some kind. If you have access to an old computer and are not worried about cross infecting it (said an old P-2XX with '9x on it) you could slave it and scan for virus'. If you try this have all of you AV and Antispyware onboard first. That would include the primers for the online scans. I have a P-III 500mhz I use just for that purpose with W2k Pro. Antivirus antispyware and firewall to the teeth.
May not work but if you have the time what is there to loose. You may have some fun and learn something.


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Posted 27 January 2006 - 01:56 PM

Just wanted to let you know that the other day after letting this drive sit unplugged for about a week, I was able to access all the files. After moving a lot of my photos to my pc, I deleted about 5 gigs of old junk, ran norton which found nothing and also tried it on my friends laptop. it has been running fine for about a week now and I have been transfering files to cd. :thumbsup: Thanks to those who spent precious time tring to help. Those who said the drive was to full were right I think. Although at the time I couldn't even delete files to check. :flowers:




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