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Old 09-21-2008, 03:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I've got a removable hard drive I loaded at of my stuff onto. And after plugging it into my TV via the usb connection to watch a film from it (which worked briefly) Then after plugging it into my computer and I seem to remember at first I could open it, but I think it ran slowly/screwed up.

...And now it either isn't recognized or shows up, when I left it trying to open the drive (I double clicked H drive) It took like 10 minutes and then gave the following error:



H is not accesible

The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.

It's the H drive as shown in the pic, any ideas I can try to get it to work would be greatly appreciated. But I need the files on the drive, so blanking it is off the menu.

Thanks,
Tom
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Old 09-21-2008, 05:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What's the TV model, the external drive model and how is the external drive formatted? I could be the TV trashed the file system.
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Old 09-21-2008, 05:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey,

The tv is LG drive is Western Digital My book.

How do i check how its formatted?

Thanks
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If it was readable in Vista, then it is most likely NTFS formated. I'm not up to date on the latest in electronics. Does anyone make TV's that reads NTFS formatted storage?
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