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External hard drive

By MohammedBlaze ยท 5 replies
Jul 2, 2014
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  1. My External hard drive wont open without format I try doing format it gets stuck I try opening computer > mange > disk management it wont open unless I take it out and gets stuck and gives me connecting to virtual disk service
    please please help me! im freaking out I need this hard drive to work I need help :'(:'(:'(:'(:'(:'(:'(:'(:'(
     
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,961   +3,151

    If you need this drive because there is data on it, formatting is the last thing you want to do.
     
  3. MohammedBlaze

    MohammedBlaze TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I just need it working it dosnt have alot of files on it just need it to work
     
  4. Frozwire

    Frozwire TS Member Posts: 19

    You can try to remove the hard drive out of the enclosure and connect it directly to an internal SATA port on your PC or put it to another SATA/USB adapter/enclosure to find out if your drive is still usable.
     
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,508   +972

    I am kind of confused as to what the situation is here though. Did the external drive just suddenly stop working?
     
  6. alio matt

    alio matt TS Rookie

    That sounds alot like a problem I had with my toshiba canvio 1tb portable hdd. I fixed it by using one of the partitioning tools [not gparted] in puppy precise 5.7.1 in live cd mode.
     

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