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Any last options for broken external hard drive?

By bigwat
Feb 28, 2011
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  1. I recently posted that my external hard drive was not working as windows wanted to format it. I pulled it up and now it lights up but windows says it cant start in device manager so i put another hard drive form my old PC in it but it the same scenario.

    Is there any last options on this please i really need some help.

    I also tried to put it in my external dvd enclosure but it wont work please help me... Thanks .
  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,886

    As you have tried another hard drive in the external enclosure and it still would not work this suggests that the circuitry in the enclosure is faulty. All I can suggest is that you take the hard drive out of its case and hook it up to a desktop PC using the internal connections and set the jumper to slave if it is IDE. That might give you access to it.
  3. bigwat

    bigwat TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 38

    OK thanks for the info,

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