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External hard drive needs format


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#1 mj2000

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 06:42 AM

Hi all.

I have had no problem with my external hard drive, but recently its not beeing recognized and needs formating :

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When i right click on it, a window opens and says it should be formatted. but i have data on it and can t. when i cancel the window, this messeage come :

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it is not also recognized in kaspersky or tune up, so that i could scan it for viruses or perform a check disc with them.

It is not recognized also in my computer with the name that i had given to it and just as a local disc appeares.

I have tried on two systems with both 7 and xp os , but still no go.

Thanks for the Help.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 07:25 AM

Hi,

Can you get at the drive in the enclosure?

If so - take it out and re-seat it on the connections.

If you have another drive try that in the enclosure to determine if it is the drive or the enclosure.

If you can take the drive out you could try adding it as a slave direct to the motherboard of a working pc.
This will eliminate the enclosure from the equation.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 07:28 AM

Problem solved by performing a check disc, using the program ease us partition master

Thanks !

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 07:39 AM

Thanks for the feedback.

Good to know you got it fixed :)




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