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#1 romell90

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 04:01 PM

while my hard drive was connected, i tried to start up a program and it was giving me back start up errors. seemed strange. so i did what anyone else would do. just restart the hard drive. go to turn it off and back on(let disks slow down till stop, then powered back up) and when i when to My Computer to open the drive folder, the drive is listed but not recognized. i named my drive "Trinity(Y:)" and now it shows up "local Drive(Y:)" and i cant access my files.
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#2 hamluis

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 05:13 PM

Turning a drive off while it's in the midst of an operation...is likely to result in some damaged files, IMO.

Generally, I find it good practice to run the chkdsk /r command any time that a hard shutdown has taken place, regardless of specific cause of the shutdown.

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