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External hard drive

  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 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,977   +1,487

    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: 62

    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. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,946   +900

    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 Posts: 16

    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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