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my external harddrive of seagate 2TB is unable to boot..don't know why?

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 12:46 AM

i am using  my external hard drive since 9 months worked well but later i had copied data from outside desktop pc and later connected to my laptop having windows 10 and the drive is noting booting and not showing the drive on my computer window.but the usb port is just recognizing as some storage device is connected and not displaying any drive details..some are saying that the drive is infected with virus and so the boot file for opening the drive is not executing...is it true..?please help me how to recover my drive without data loss

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 08:22 AM

This image looks like Windows 7. Did the drive stop functioning after it was connected to the laptop with Windows 10? With the drive connected how is it shown in Disk Management?

copied data from outside desktop pc

I am not sure what you mean?


I think you are confusing detection with boot. External drives normally do not boot an OS.

Edited by JohnC_21, 04 August 2018 - 08:22 AM.

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