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Old 12-10-2008, 06:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok guys,

Ive recenlty Started working for an Promotions/Radio company.

Well ALL their stuff is stored on their external harddrive.

I have it hooked up VIA USB on my laptop today, and while i was compressing a small folder (less than 1 megabite) it froze up, and then I tried to close it. Then my computer froze up.

So i held down the power button and rebooted.

When it came back up the USB Drive shows up as it usualy F: Drive, but when you try to open it, it says that I need to format the hd.

So I unplugged it and moved it to another laptop. Still the same thing.

this external has been unplugged a few times without going to the "Disconnect USB Device" before.

I can't lose this info or its gonna be my ***!!!

So since I wrote the above, I removed the HD from the case, the HD is a SATA HD. Put it in my Desktop, and still the same thing, telling me i need to format. is there anything i can try or do?

If anyone could help let me know? ill give this board and whoever a big shout out on air!!!


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Old 12-10-2008, 07:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You need data recovery software. You can try spinrite it works pretty good but takes days!! GRC*|*SpinRite 5.0 to 6.0** You already know what happened you have to unmount drives not doing so is just looking for trouble like you found out it will catch up to you one day.
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