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Docking Station - Drive is not Accessible


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#1 DarkD

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 10:39 PM

I bought a docking station to see if I can pull up some files from a bunch of old hard drives I had, but it only worked for one and that one says the whole drive isn't accessible. I tried opening the drive manager and it shows up there under J:/ as an NTFS drive, but I can't run any maintenance on it or anything.  

 

This may be my fault because I didn't read the instructions ahead of time.  It said not to plug the drive in while the docking station was powered on and I did exactly that on my first attempt.  Is the hard drive destroyed now or is it just some weird nuance I'm not familiar with here.  



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Posted 17 November 2015 - 11:50 PM

Could be that the drive is just not reading from a Windows installation. (file system errors can often cause this)

 

Try using a live disk to look at / copy the files.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 01:01 AM

nvm misread your post. I'll need a bit to try that.  


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 01:05 AM

It's not hard mate, just burn it on a CD and boot from it... use the file manager to navigate to your files and copy them (if possible) to your hard drive.

 

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