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Old 04-28-2010, 03:20 AM   #1
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Default I need help with my (external) HDD!

Hey everyone,

I purchased a external HDD a while ago and the other day I plugged it into a USB that had too much power going through it, which pretty much melted or fried the drive (well I think so).
I took out the HDD from the case and put it into my PC. When the BIOS is loading, the HDD is detected but when I try to boot from it, it says "An error has occured - press CTRL + ALT + DEL" or something along the lines of that. When I try to install Windows XP onto it, it fails.

Can someone help me out? Thanks.
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:59 PM   #2
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Format the drive.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:01 AM   #3
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I've tried formatting it and after I've formatted it I've tried to install windows XP onto it.. that wouldn't work..
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