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HD-HS500U2 Physically reformatted

I stupidly reformatted the disk in an effort to overcome some recovery problems I was having. Now the system doesn't recognize that the disk exists. Is there any way to recover from this disaster?

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You can install Windows XP by booting off the Windows CD. You should be able to go into the BIOS, usually just hit the Delete key at start up, and change the boot sequence so the machine looks for the DVD/CD driver before the hdd. Once the installation is complete be sure to remove the CD, you should get a message to do so and go back into the BIOS and reset the boot sequence so the Floppy is first if you have one and then the hdd. If no Floppy, just set the hdd as the first boot device. Laptopsmag-glass_10x10.gif work pretty much the same way as PCs. You'll need the drivers that came with the laptop, should be on a CD. To save time you can download the latest drivers from the mfg website, put them on a CD and install them, saves the time of up dating them


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Clicking sound on an external hard drive is an indication that it's quiting to work. You mentioned that it's just stopped working, you may need to check the Disk Management of your computer to see if you could still reformat it. To do this, please follow the steps below:

FOR WINDOWS XP AND VISTA:

1. Make sure that the HD is properly connected to the computer.
2. Right-click 'My Computer' or 'Computer' folder and then go to "Manage".
3. Locate and click Disk Management.
4. Then, take note of the drive letters that will appear on the screen.
5. While the Disk Management window is opened, unplug the HD and check which drive letter will disappear.
6. If a drive letter disappears, then that is your external 250GB HD. You may reformat it to make it work again.

NOTE: Reformatting the HD will erase all the files saved in it. You may want to bring your HD in any data recovery center to retrieve the important files. If the HD didn't show up under your Disk Management, then there's nothing that we could do but to bring your HD in to the Data Recovery to save the files.

FOR MACINTOSH OSX:

1. Connect your HD to the computer.
2. Click 'Go' (located near the Apple icon, Finder, File, Edit and View).
3. Select Utilities and then click the Disk Utility Icon.
4. Take note the drive letters and then unplug the HD.

If a drive letter disappears, that's your HD. If nothing disappears, then the computer no longer detecting the HD.

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I guess your gonna reinstall Windows, is it showed up as unallocated space ?

I've it is, format it to NTFS, and your done.
You can now use this partition.

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Unfortunately, there's no way to retrieve any PC files. Once you reformat your external HD, everything would be erased.

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Hello,

Sorry to inform you that the HD is starting to quit working. Clicking sound is the indicator that it's no longer responding. There could be some bad sectors in the HD.

You may want to check the Disk Management of your computer to see if you could still reformat the HD. Bear in mind that reformatting the HD would erase all the files saved in it.

1. Connect the HD to the computer.
2. On your computer screen, locate "My Computer" or ""Computer" icon and right-click on it.
3. Click on Manage and then select Disk Management.
4. Write down all the drive letters that would appear.
5. While the Disk Management is opened, unplug the HD and see which drive letter would disappear.

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IMPORTANT: Formatting the HD would erase all the files inside of it. You may need to bring your HD to the nearest Data Recovery Center to retrieve the files inside and then you may now reformat the HD.

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Clicking sound on an external hard drive is an indication that it's quiting to work. You mentioned that it's just stopped working, you may need to check the Disk Management of your computer to see if you could still reformat it. To do this, please follow the steps below:

FOR WINDOWS XP AND VISTA:

1. Make sure that the HD is properly connected to the computer.
2. Right-click 'My Computer' or 'Computer' folder and then go to "Manage".
3. Locate and click Disk Management.
4. Then, take note of the drive letters that will appear on the screen.
5. While the Disk Management window is opened, unplug the HD and check which drive letter will disappear.
6. If a drive letter disappears, then that is your external 250GB HD. You may reformat it to make it work again.

NOTE: Reformatting the HD will erase all the files saved in it. You may want to bring your HD in any data recovery center to retrieve the important files. If the HD didn't show up under your Disk Management, then there's nothing that we could do but to bring your HD in to the Data Recovery to save the files.

FOR MACINTOSH OSX:

1. Connect your HD to the computer.
2. Click 'Go' (located near the Apple icon, Finder, File, Edit and View).
3. Select Utilities and then click the Disk Utility Icon.
4. Take note the drive letters and then unplug the HD.

If a drive letter disappears, that's your HD. If nothing disappears, then the computer no longer detecting the HD.

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