Is she permanently broken?

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Jan 11, 2011

Is she permanently broken? by rikuumi at 2:09 PM (745 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. rikuumi
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    Yesterday I was using my external WD HDD with Backup Manager to transfer my legally backed up games into my HDD and no problems. Today when I plugged it into my PC it won't show on "My computer" screen. My PC still recognizes it because I uninstalled the driver and plugged my device back and it recognized it and downloaded drivers. I can also see it in "Device Manager"

    Solutions? I can't format it because format tools can't find the HDD..


    It's this one if anyone cares
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    Does it appear in Disk Management? Right-click My Computer, click Manage, then Disk Management.

    You should also try it on a different computer.

    Also listen to the drive itself when it's on. If you hear any strange sounds (e.g. clicking) then it's a bad sign.

    The parts that can go wrong that I can think of: drivers, USB controllers (on either side), USB ports/cable, SATA controller/cable, the HDD itself, or the file table of the HDD. The symptoms usually help you figure out which part is giving you problems.
     
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    Cant see it in Disk management. (When I click "Refresh" from "More actions" HDD's light blinks few times)

    Not working with my other PC.

    No strange sounds.

    EDIT: I _CAN_ see it in the Disk management now! But still doesn't work
     
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    [​IMG]

    It's the Disk 2.
    Unallocated?

    I "new volumed" it now windows thinks it's part of the main HDD or something

    Anyways! Now got it working but I lost all of my data ;/ but gladly the HDD still works! Thanks for participation.
     
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    Try a different, more powerful, disk management software. There's a number of free ones floating about such as SwissKnife [though I'm not sure it updated past XP] which might be a little bit more willing to tackle your partition problem. In the future, may I suggest you FTP your files [​IMG]
     
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    There are tools to repair corrupted partitioning/file tables, aswell as files lost through overwriting them (as you did) although that's not my area of expertise. Something like UnDelete, although if I recall, the more fragmented a drive is, the harder it is to recover data.

    Someone else can probably give suggestions in that department.

    EDIT: I just remembered, you can also try enabling it to be shared over a network. Sometimes other computers can uncover "ghost/phantom" partitions, even long after they've been deleted/overwritten. I had a lot of fun with my PentiumII computer, since each method of accessing the drives I used showed me a different set of files/partitions, and somehow they all remained intact.
     
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    try acronis if he see hdd you have a good chance
     
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    If you happen to use Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora, whatever), you can try using TestDisk. It should be able to retrieve deleted or lost partitions (Although only to an extent). I cant grantee it will work, but it's worth a try
     

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