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So it appears you can't do this with all external drives anymore from what you're saying, right? THANKYOOOOOOOOOOOU!!!! Don't think your HDD is dying - just to make sure you can run WD's Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows. Try another machine If you have another computer available, plug the external drive into that and see if it is properly recognized. have a peek at this web-site

Reports: · Posted 8 years ago Top JKay Posts: 78 This post has been reported. Also, I don't know of any other softwares fit for the job… or what to do again?. Current Temperatures Three Word Game 2016 Word Association 11 HPE WX6100 - firmware update Email Problem Congratulations Mr President Safari keeps freezing while... Membership FAQ Best Articles Best Articles: a Collection 50 Most Recent All Entries (by date) Ask Leo!

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I actually have done that before. Seal the drive in a freezer bag to keep moisture out. Because the data that you have lost virtually are still on this drive, the computer just marked it as blank space for your new data. How can I lock them out?

Formatting will erase whatever's on there or, at a minimum, make it more difficult to recover your data. Cambiar a otro idioma: Català | Euskara | Galego | Ver todo Learn more You're viewing YouTube in Spanish (Spain). This link may help you - http://www.ptdd.com/fixboot.htm Reports: · Posted 8 years ago Top jorgstyle Posts: 8 This post has been reported. What Does Unformatted Mean On Xbox 360 My Comp: Sony Viao laptop, running windows XP Pro SP2.

I've used PhotoRec ( part of TestDisk ) and it has recovered files ( if you have another disk to transfer them to ), but it's not a pleasure. Next I tried GetDataBack. It was time consuming and it took about 300 mb of space, but it's nice to know that if my hd goes out, I can still pick up where I left waflerevolutionMember Since: December 15, 2004Posts: 10598waflerevolutionFollowForum Posts: 10598Followed by: 0Reviews: 121 Stacks: 0Forum Karma: 0#20 Posted by waflerevolution (10598 posts) - 3 years, 8 months agoI take no credit for fixing

What steps do I take to format this external drive without losing my files? Unformatted Hard Drive Not Showing Up waflerevolutionMember Since: December 15, 2004Posts: 10598waflerevolutionFollowForum Posts: 10598Followed by: 0Reviews: 121 Stacks: 0Forum Karma: 0#10 Posted by waflerevolution (10598 posts) - 6 years, 13 days ago just an FYI, I'll have If you have another known-working hard disk, I'd be really tempted to place that in the enclosure and try it. Join Date: Jan 2007 Posts: 23,001 OS: Xp At that screen - select "Backup BS" >> continue, then close TestDisk and restart the computer.

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It shown as unformatted then worked but shown everything as corrupted and then wouldn't read/write anything.

In this case, I think we have a member that even lost his back-up HD data. Unformatted Hard Drive Xbox 360 pulykamell View Public Profile Visit pulykamell's homepage! Recover Files From Unformatted Hard Drive Reports: · Posted 8 years ago Top Lighthouse Posts: 13598 This post has been reported.

They look for your data which was supposed on your external disk drive by scanning it and by the end of procedure your data should be already back on the drive. http://inc1.net/hard-drive/hard-time-connecting-hard-drive.html Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links TechSupportForum.com Advertisement 04-15-2008, 02:23 AM #2 Deleted090308 Not... Comment only on the article. And you will learn a most valuable lesson. Unformatted External Hard Drive

Elige tu idioma. ETA: Oh, duh, you say it's a WD MyBook. We are very careful here at HTG because we realize your personal HD data is extremely important. http://inc1.net/hard-drive/hard-drive-light-hard-drive-problems.html Captain Zombiee 18.798 visualizaciones 5:11 Xbox 360 S 4GB Corrupt Hard Drive - Duración: 6:16.

Put it in the freezer. Unformatted Partition Recovery Try backing everything up with Party Buffalo and formatting is all I can suggest. It certainly seems like the caddy is affecting things, but exactly how or why I can't say.

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Thread Tools Display Modes #1 05-09-2015, 09:02 AM CookingWithGas Charter Member Join Date: Mar 1999 Location: Tysons Corner, VA, USA Posts: 10,928 Hard drive suddenly appears unformatted--possible to Mostrar más Cargando... si_blakely View Public Profile Find all posts by si_blakely #7 05-10-2015, 03:59 AM BigT Guest Join Date: Aug 2008 It's quite likely the controller has died. have a peek here This is all of our family pictures and videos from the past 3 years, so I'm very worried.

CookingWithGas View Public Profile Visit CookingWithGas's homepage! I'd make absolutely certain that the drive was properly connected to the interface card that's in that external enclosure. Reply Mark Jacobs (Team Leo) November 13, 2016 at 10:06 am This won't cause you to lose data. Donovann Lorrin 8.442 visualizaciones 10:01 Unformatted hard drive.

The same to another wrong operation, suddenly reboot the system, this would explain why the external hard drive gets damage either, also the this drive is more tend to be corrupted I think not... 04-15-2008, 06:34 PM #12 Deleted090308 Not... Currently running the a-squared free scan for malware (as per your advice), I will also run Nod 32 antivirus scan after that finishes. What is the likely cause/solution to my problem?

JGSHD 7.271 visualizaciones 4:20 External 2TB USB HDD: XBox 360 How To - Duración: 3:14. Find all posts by CookingWithGas #9 05-10-2015, 09:21 PM Reply Guest Join Date: Jul 2003 Quote: Originally Posted by CookingWithGas Thanks for the responses. If however I then put the drive in my pc…that is connect it through a sata port, windows says the file system is unreadable or corrupt and I need to format skinbombs 18.572 visualizaciones 3:28 Cargando más sugerencias...

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