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Can't Access External Harddrive, Please Help

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#1 Pirate2345


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Posted 19 July 2006 - 03:15 AM

I have an accomodata external harddrive. I was downloading a concert file and an error box came up saying can't access file. Now i can't get into the harddrive, it either says can't access file corrupt or wrong parameters. I have 150 gigs of material on it but no longer can access it. The checkdisc command won't work saying it can't access the file. The drive shows up on My computer but it doesn't show size or space remaing. Thanks for any help.

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#2 stidyup


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Posted 19 July 2006 - 06:23 AM


See if testdisk can find any information on your external drive. There is a version which can run on windows.

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 01:17 PM

Do you have a second computer that you can try this on?

What version of windows are you running?

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 03:01 PM

Shutdown the computer, plug it into a different USB port and let Windows find it and install it.

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