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External Hard Drive I now get the message "Windows Delayed write failed. Windows unable to save all the data for the file H:\$mft

I think the hard drive is bad. Any way of retrieving the data on the hard drive? I moved all my pictures from my laptap to the external hard drive. I deleted the file on my laptap in September. Help

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Click start control panel Administrative 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.

You might get 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.

Try some of these

Downloads to Recover Your Files and Save Your Bacon and 10 Best Free Hard Drive Utilities.


Some addition links found on Google
http://www.datarecoveryreview.net/


http://www.cleverfiles.com/


http://www.easeus.com/resource/hard-disk-data-recovery.htm


http://www.dtidata.com/resourcecenter/2010/11/04/hard-drive-recovery-from-scored-platters/




if no luck


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you could get this on Ebay if you dont have an account you will need to create one
https://scgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?RegisterEnterInfo
Add Email adress
Add Bank Acc
Add Credit Card
also add your postal adress
also add a paypal account


On Ebay summary page you will see on left a paypal link
When you get to the paypal login page at the bottom you will see new to paypal sign up tab
Paypal to create an account
Paypal registration password ,bank card /credit card,phone numbers home/mobile ,email adress and a postal adress

be very specific when you type in the search
Always ask questions ?

Before you make a purchase and keep the email /s for security reasons if the item arrives and its not as described.

You will even see the pictures of your item so you cant make a mistake and get them home delivered.


or you might be able to find one closer for local pick up




USB 2.0 To SATA IDE 3.5 2.5 Hard Drive with an Adapter Cable

You would have to remove the hard drive and use a usb sata ide kit

you will then have to connect it to your computer using a usb port

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=SATA+Power+Splitter&qpvt=SATA+Power+Splitter&FORM=IGRE


Once connected to another computer to a usb port and power supply you should get a message found new hardware and it should install the drivers it should show on your computer or you might have to install it manually


click start click on computer to open you should see this drive

If you dont.

Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a Yellow Question / Exclamation Mark? ! or a Red X

you will need to update/reinstall drivers

right click to reinstall drivers.


If you can see your usb drive but its not working

ports (com&lpt) right click update driver


Once you see this drive just click on it to open and copy all or any data you want and save it to another usb drive


or get one of these

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-2-5-SATA-USB-2-0-external-HDD-enclosure-case-AU-/221010079433?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item33753a2ec9


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i have used this method to recover some important files from faulty hard drives.
If you need more help with this post a reply

Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 01, 2012

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SOURCE: I have an Iomega external

please check the power rating and the amperage rating

you will get it as 500ma or 1amp or 1.5amp.
and as 12 volts.
so a adapter with specifications of 12v DC. 1.5 AMPS WILL WORK.

IF 1.5 AMPS IS NOT AVAILABLE USE 1 AMP THIS SHOULD ALSO WORK

IF YOU FAIL SEND THE DRIVE TO ME....

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SOURCE: Maxtor Basics external portable hard drive not getting detected

Right Click on My Computer, click on Manage, go to Disk Managment, if the drive is available you will see it there. Check to see if it has a drive letter assigned to it, if not right click on it and choose Change Drive letters. Make sure you are on the external drive though, you don't want to change your C drive accidentally. It should pop up in My Computer.

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SOURCE: iomega external not visible

Unfortunately, Windows isn't the most efficient operating system when it comes to it's "Plug 'n Play" abilities. In my experience, external hard drives can be particularly sensitive when it comes to unplugging the data cable while navigating the drive. I've had two external drives lose all data because of that flaw in the NTFS file system. The MFT exists on every drive with NTFS storage method. If that becomes corrupt, it can render the drive useless.

The drive may have power, but that quiet beeping you hear is an indication that the reader head is stuck to the platter and may be grinding into it. There is a myth (may or may not be true) that says if you put the drive in your freezer for a few minutes, take it out, drop it from 6 inches onto a hard surface, it may knock the head loose and make the drive work again.

I tried that method, and it made the situation worse for me, but it may work for you. I would resort to that option only if nothing else fixes it.

Posted on Aug 09, 2009

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SOURCE: cannot copy files to Iomega 500 GB external hard drive.

It depends on how you formatted the the drive.
If it was formatted FAT it will work on both Mac and PC.
If you formatted to HFS+ (the native mac format) then it will only work on a mac.

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

Geekinator
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SOURCE: my seagate external hard drive is making a beeping

Hello there quaylanburns.

Here's your geek-steer ...

Please refer to another post of mine I JUST submitted. Just like him, I'm going to recommend you also perform a chkdsk on the problem drive ...

chkdsk DRIVE_LETTER: /X /R

Regardless of the outcome of that diagnostic, if you're having ANY persistent hard-disk-drive (HDD) access difficulties, AND you have irreplaceable data contained on that HDD, your IMMEDIATE objective is to BACKUP/RECOVER that data.

Please refer to another post of mine for follow on guidance.

Good luck, and please do post back ...

  • to let me (and interested others) know how things worked out,
  • to provide clarification or feedback,
  • if you have ANY further questions.
Today's the best day of my life ... and NOW you're part of it!
Via-con-Dios and Godspeed -- Geekinator (aka Craig).

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