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Old 08-10-2010, 01:37 PM   #1
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Ok, i have an external HD that worked at one time, now it doesn't. I try to initialize in the Windows Disk Manager Utility, and it gives me errors. The Deceive driver is working as it say so when i click on the device.

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Old 08-10-2010, 02:16 PM   #2
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Try connecting it to another computer? Whatever you do however, don't re-initialize it. You'll wipe the drive if you do that.

If you can't get the OS to recognize it, try running the drive through a test scanner - some motherboards will allow programs like GWSCAN to see a drive via USB, but if you can take the drive out of the enclosure and connect it directly, that's how I would test it to be absolutely certain.

External hard drives are no better, and in some cases, worse than internal drives. They're exposed to more wear & tear than a drive inside of a PC. I hope everything on the drive is stored elsewhere?
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Old 08-10-2010, 03:25 PM   #3
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Well i dont care There is not much on it that i need, i want to clear it
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Well, feel free to reinitialize it, but I'd test it with diagnostic software before I'd trust it to hold data again.
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Old 08-10-2010, 03:32 PM   #5
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I cant initize it! I get that error message
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Old 08-10-2010, 03:33 PM   #6
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it's dead then. hang on to it or destroy it. You could try it another PC, but I doubt it'll work.
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:15 AM   #7
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Boot from ubuntu and look at the disk utility. It will tell you everything you need to know about a HDD. Example: How days it been turned on, how many times it has been power cycled. how many bad sectors.
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:27 AM   #8
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always use saftey remove when u remove ur hardrive
make sure saftey remove is not hidden
if this does not show up go to control panel/system/device manger/and disable ur drive then enable when u use it again
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