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einherjar

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again its been while :) since my very last post

i have a problem here with my external hard (roco toshiba 60GB)
it worked fine last time but after my friend borrowed it for a bit
it seems i cant see my external hd showing up on My Computer
i cant blame my friend for now  :-\

so here's my details:
=my os is vista home premium (32 bit)
=when i plug it in my usb port i hear a ding sound (which is normal when i plug in usb device)
=in my computer it didnt show up there
=i added some screenshots for more info
=some of solutions i found on the net they mentioned about assigning drive letters
=well i tried that but the problem is i cant do that because of the initialize problem(refer on the screenshots)
=did i do something wrong here?
=if possible i dont want to format the external hd because there are files there that i really nid it

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thanks for the help in advance..  :bih:

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Re: External disk not working properly (roco toshiba 60GB)
« Reply #1 on: 12. March 2011., 20:51:19 »
Hi E., as usual, We'll do our best to help you. ;)

For the start here is one older Topic with "similar" problem: http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,3399.0.html you'll find few useful suggestions...

Another tip is to try to access that disk (and save data) on some other PC (even better if it run Linux ;) ), final suggestion is to try with Hiren Boot CD tools:

Mini XP
Volkov Commander
Total Commander
...

Let us know, did you success with mentioned suggestions?

Regards,

S.



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Re: External disk not working properly (roco toshiba 60GB)
« Reply #2 on: 13. March 2011., 04:02:32 »
ok thnx for the suggestion...
i forgot to mention this is a portable external hard disk

i have a question here how do i use this programs you posted there

DiskPatch: http://www.diydatarecovery.nl

MBRFix: http://www.sysint.no/products/Download/tabid/536/language/nb-NO/Default.aspx
can i use this while the os is running?
is this easy to use?  ??? im really sorry for asking.. im not good at technical stuff  :)

anyways i will try this suggestion you  gave me.. if post back if have time :bih:

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Re: External disk not working properly (roco toshiba 60GB)
« Reply #3 on: 13. March 2011., 10:40:50 »
Hello,
If disk won't work and it does not see in the own computer, you have to go to the disk management in which it can be seen as the unlabelled and without drive letter, then U must give it name and path.This you can do with mouse rigth button.
Then you can see it with name where you just give it.(Drive letter!) if it is formated disk that work always even me! ;D Thanx :up:
I'm old man but still alive as well :)

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Re: External disk not working properly (roco toshiba 60GB)
« Reply #4 on: 13. March 2011., 19:10:25 »
ok thnx for the suggestion...
i forgot to mention this is a portable external hard disk

i have a question here how do i use this programs you posted there

DiskPatch: http://www.diydatarecovery.nl

MBRFix: http://www.sysint.no/products/Download/tabid/536/language/nb-NO/Default.aspx
can i use this while the os is running?
is this easy to use?  ??? im really sorry for asking.. im not good at technical stuff  :)

anyways i will try this suggestion you  gave me.. if post back if have time :bih:


Additional instructions for DiskPatch: http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/dp_manual/guide_ptrepair.htm & MBR Fix: http://www.sysint.no/nedlasting/mbrfix.htm




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Re: External disk not working properly (roco toshiba 60GB)
« Reply #5 on: 13. March 2011., 19:37:59 »
Well, usually after initialize disk you need also to format that disk. Try first connect that HDD to another computer with windows xp and see what is happens.

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Re: External disk not working properly (roco toshiba 60GB)
« Reply #6 on: 20. March 2011., 04:59:37 »
helo there soryy for a looong reply... :-[

well sad thing is next time i use that external hdd.. it literally died on me.. it is not responding anymore.. it made some wierd noises... and the led is not lighting anymore.. well the only thing i did was make a replacement.. :(

sigh.. :-[ well anyways thanks for the reply.. 

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Re: External disk not working properly (roco toshiba 60GB)
« Reply #7 on: 20. March 2011., 07:02:55 »
 
:-\

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Re: External disk not working properly (roco toshiba 60GB)
« Reply #8 on: 20. March 2011., 20:29:26 »
 :o
I'm old man but still alive as well :)

 

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