External hard drive not recognized by computer

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  1. NekoJin
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    I have a Western Digital 1TB hard disk, formatted in one WFBS and one NTFS partition.
    My hard disk works just fine, except for when i try to get my backups on the WFBS partition:
    When i'm using my backup manager, after some time, mostly around 10 minutes, the backup manager gives an error message.
    • I cannot access the partitions anymore because of an i/o device error.
      I can only access it again if i first plug the power of the disk out.
      Around 10% of the time that i plug in my hard disk, it doesn't give this error.
    Because of this it takes very long to get my backups on the hard disk, and often the iso gets corrupted in the process, so i really want to get rid of this error.
    I have tried lots of software things, such as reformatting my NTFS drive and keeping the drive active manually, but so far nothing has worked.
    Any ideas?

    Thanks in regards.
     
  2. PsyBlade

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    if this happens only with the wbfs partition but not the ntfs one
    its probably an error in the wbfs partition or the manager you use
    consider ditching wbfs for fat32 or ntfs

    if you don’t want to do that try another manager
     
  3. Hielkenator

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    It could also being your drive dying...

    Try to reinstall your i/ drivers.

    Also I suggest getting rid of wbfs. it's obsolete.
    Better reformat and go with a fat32/ ntfs partition.
     
  4. NekoJin
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    it happens in both partitions by the way.
     
  5. shortz1994

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    sounds like you need to follow Hielkenator, an Psyblades advise. back your games that are dumped already,if this is possiable. an reformat the drive,you can still do partitions. just do fat32/32k, an ntfs. make sure the fat32 is before the ntfs. wbfs as a format for hard drive is long dead. an most of the usb loaders are going to fat32 or ntfs..
     
  6. PsyBlade

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    that means the error has nothing to do with wbfs or the manager

    try a different cable
    try the drive on a different pc
     
  7. Hielkenator

    Hielkenator GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Yes it could also be the i/o drivers.