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Cant access my slave hdd

By danj
Dec 20, 2007
  1. hey guys,
    i just reformatted my master hdd, while trying to keep all my files on my slave hdd and now i cant access my slave hdd with out formating it. any ways of accessing it with out deleting all files?
    info on hdd below

    thanks :)
     

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  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    reformat and get data recovery software
    do not write to drive after reformat
     
  3. danj

    danj TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    hey thanks for the advise.
    yea i got somewhere with the data recovery.........it displayed all my file's but when i tried to recover them they were all too damaged.
    any gud data recovery software?

    or do you mean format my slave then use data recovery software?

    cheers
     
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    formatting is the LAST thing you should do if you're trying to recover data.
    Formatting erases the directory table.
     
  5. danj

    danj TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    yea i no. i was just trying to fool myself dat there was an exception with it this time. guess u cant reformat just ur master hdd.
     
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Is it an ata or a sata drive?
     
  7. danj

    danj TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    hey rik,

    its an ata
     
  8. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Have you tried having a look in management to see if you can activate the drive?
     
  9. danj

    danj TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    you mean the Device Manager?
    yep i have, the hdd is enabled
     
  10. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Nope, i mean in manage. Right click on your "my computer".
     
  11. danj

    danj TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    it wasnt active, now it is, but now cant even see my files with data recovery. unlike before wen i didnt activate it i cud at least see my old files with data recovery software.
     
     
  12. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    What exactly does manage say about the drive?
     
  13. danj

    danj TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    info added
     

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  14. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    It looks like the NTFS file structure may have become damaged. What make of hard drive is it? The manufacturer may well do a free program that can help.
     
  15. danj

    danj TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    seagate barracuda
     
  16. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    activation will damage data that was missed or not mentioned
    PS
    I find when drives are not accessible by normal config means I format
    only the mft is written to or erased the data never touched I have a 100% success rate doing this
    and how does this affect the data you want to recover
    my drive count is about 65 standard reformats and data retrieval
    just for giggles try it on a test drive
     
  17. danj

    danj TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    mite as well. format da drive den try data recovery

    data retrieval after format for u always works?

    cheers
     
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