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Cannot do anything with an External HDD which appears to be healthy


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#1 steveh8204

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 11:48 AM

Ages ago I formatted a Seagate 512GB hard drive to a different format (HFS+ I think) so I could plug it into my TV to play files bigger than 4gb. For years this has worked fine with my TV and when connecting to my PC. However, recently I registered the drive with my Sony TV to try using it for recording. I then 'de-registered' so I could use it as normal and now it will not come up in the File Explorer window.

 

It is recognised in the 'Disk Management' app (attached - DM.jpg) in Windows but all the options when I right click are ghosted (DM2.jpg).

 

I have tried HFSExplorer but that came up with an error message (HFSEx.jpg).

 

Has anyone got any ideas that might help?

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 11:55 AM

Give gparted a try should get it going, I have rescued several drives and sticks using it.

 

 

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:51 AM

Give gparted a try should get it going, I have rescued several drives and sticks using it.
 
 
https://gparted.org/


Right, sorted! Couldn't get my gparted disk to boot on my Windows 10 laptop. Something about some security risk. Had to dust down and boot up my Windows XP computer. Clicked through some options I didn't understand and got gparted up and running.

Repartioned and formatted to NTFS and now I'm all sorted.

Thanks for your help. I did actually use gparted to originally format the drive years ago, that long I'd actually forgot about it.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 10:38 AM

Good it is Ok!


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