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When I put it into my computer it is telling me to format it, but I will lose all data on it. I REALLY need that data, what do I do? Is there a way to save the information before formating?
Click start control panel administrate tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes
Automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in one box then select check now start then after its finished return and tick the other box you should not
do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive
i have found the best results ticking in one box the returning after it has finished then ticking the other box
it might take some time depending on the size of your disk but be patient
hope it helps
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Some times ago I faced problem like this. I discussed with an expert from local market about it On his suggestion I arranged an other hard disk and connected my PC. Note that I was already using two hard disk one as a master, 2nd for slave and the third one of same size of defective hard disk. I installed hard disk migration software on the master. I successfully copied all data on the secondary master. There is no need to make same partitions. The software will automatically make same copy of the disk to the destination disk including equal partions if they exists. Remember you have connect three hard disk with the same PC. I can arrange address of the software for you. Feel free to mail me at:
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Posted on Dec 14, 2008
SOURCE: Dane-Elec USB not working!
How I got it to work in XP Pro:
1) Plugged USB Drive in and saw it saw hardware manager install it but didn't see new Drive Volume in My Computer
2) Opened Control Panel
3) Open System
4) Clicked Device Manager from Hardware Tab
5) Expanded Disk Drives
6) Right clicked USB Flash Memory USB Device and hit Properties
7) Clicked Volume Tab and hit the Populate Button. Voila!
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
Windows has found a problem with the F.A.T. (File allocation table), thus windows wants to format the drive. Other Dos mode commands like FIXMBR, (fix master boot record) may make retrieving your data impossible.
There is a way to get around this with out loosing all your data.
Before we get started I need you to check the data cable & power cable connected to the drive. Unplug the power cord from the PC. Open your case. Disconnect the power cable & data cable from the drive. Than re-connect the power cable & data cable, follow the data cable to the motherboard & check it's connection.
(By doing this you are making sure the cables are fully connected, sometimes they come loose but you can't tell just by looking at them). Put your case back together & plug in the power cord.
Load your windows CD into CD-ROM. Start up your system & at the same time press the F8 key on your keyboard every two seconds. A screen like the one below will load;
Choose your CD-ROM with windows in it.
Windows will see you have a version installed & it will give you other options. Read the screen prompts. You want to create a partition within the free space of your drive. Follow windows instructions. Windows will creating a new partition . Install windows into that new partition. (This will be a full install). Your old windows will not load.
The data within your old partition will not be deleted!
When you have finished installing windows update it. Install motherboard drivers, printer drivers & programs ect. When finished you can now copy folder & data to the new windows. (All this will take time). Most data will be located in folder shown below. You can copy & past the data / folders from the old partition to the new windows;
C:Documents and Settings User nameApplication DataMicrosoftAddress Book
C:Documents and Settings User nameDesktop
C:Documents and Settings User nameFavorites
C:Documents and Settings User nameLocal SettingsIdentities
C:Documents and Settings User nameMy Documents
Data from any program you may have installed.
When you are 100% sure you have recovered all your data, you can delete the old partition through windows disk management. How to run disk management?
Click the start button & click Run. Type, diskmgmt.msc into the run window & click ok. Within in disk management you'll see all partitions on your hard drive, you'll also see your CD-ROM & any other drives What was once your C: drive will most likely be labeled to another letter. To find your old windows right click on a drive within disk management & click open. (Make sure you do not delete the wrong partition / Windows).
To delete the old partition right click on the old partition & click, Delete Partition. Close all opened windows & restart. Windows will automatically add the drive space to your new partition.
Posted on May 06, 2009
I have a Western External Hard Drive 320 and when I plug it in the computer will recognize it and allow me to access my files but after a short while if I go to click on a file t open it the WD 320 will click off for a minute and then reappear in the auto run mode.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
You will have to be the computer administrator to change any values on any of your hard drives
click start control panel user accounts you should see a box with the administrator and the guest account if you have made one click on the administrator this may vary depending on which operating system you have
click start click to open on my computer you should see your hard drive usually C: right click select properties there will be an array of options select the security tab option then advanced make sure you have full control in windows 7 this will also apply to usb drives
right click on your usb drive select properties select sharing then select advanced sharing make sure there is a tick in the share this folder box
click start click on my computer you should see your dane elec 80 GB usb copper drive right click then select format
another way is to control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your 80 GB copper drive select format
hope this helps you
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