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Old 10-16-2005, 07:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy External Hard drive Problem !!

Hi Everyone,I am running a pc with xp,athlon 64.I've had an external drive(E/: Drive) for 4 months or so now and had no problems.Then last night my pc chucked up a message'E/:reading error etc' Now my pc does not recognise my external hard drive in 'my computer' anymore. Any suggestions. Thanx

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Old 10-16-2005, 07:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The easiest thing here would be to just trying plugging it into another machine if you can access one. If not just start with the obvious stuff. Reboot, check device manager for any problems...

Also if you could provide the entire verbatim error message that may be helpful

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Old 10-16-2005, 09:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You could try rolling back your system and try to remember any system settings you might have changed.
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Old 10-17-2005, 01:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi, The only thing that worked was to reformat the drive, did this, now the pc recognises the drive again, HOORAH! minus side to this is that i lost all my files, plus side is that i saved most of them to dvd a while ago. It pays to backup. Thanks everyone who replied to my cry for help
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