Question about Buffalo Technology (USA), INC. - 500GB DRIVESTATION EXTERNAL USB 500 GB Hard Drive

Open Question

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?

Posted by on

1 Suggested Answer

aroracaty2
  • 503 Answers

SOURCE: Hello I was dumm ***, I

Hi,

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


Please post your feedback and Vote if the problem resolved as per your satisfaction.

Posted on Aug 31, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to remove hd password on LG Desktop PC


The only way to overcome a lost password is to reload the operating system with the recovery disk, sorry but this is the only way around the problem. I get this question allot and have personnely contacted a number of PC makers and the answer is always the same.

Dec 23, 2011 | LG Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I need to reformat my toshiba satellite A15-S127


Do you have Driver CDs?
Is your Operating system still working?
Do you have Recovery Disk?

If you have Driver CDs.there will be no any problem to reformat.
if you don't have the CDs and our system still working,just make out the Drivers which you need.
If you have Recovery Disk,its so easy to reformat

Jun 13, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Hi, i have the conon 7D with a sandisk memory card. i am a photographer and i just did christmas pictures today for a family. when i got home i tried to put them onto my computer and the computer told me...


It sounds as if your SD card has failed. It may be physically (electrically) damaged. Do NOT put the card in your camera any more, as it could make things much worse.
You may be able to use a disk recovery program to get some or (hopefully) all the files off of the card. Be patient when using any programs like that - they can take several hours or even a couple of days to get the data off of a bad card.
If you are linux savvy at all, you can use the program "ddrescue" to recover the files. It may also work on a Mac in the commandline.
Another possibility is that the card is physically ok, but the filesystem is corrupted. Using a filesystem repair program could work in this case, such as "chkdsk" on Windows, or "fsck" on Linux or Mac.
I had the same thing happen with a 4GB Sandisk SD card back in May and was able to recover 95% of the data using ddrescue. My card was electrically damaged and had to be replaced.
There are also disc recovery companies that will do data recovery from a damaged or corrupted card, but they are quite expensive ($500-$3000, depending on difficulty of recovery).
I do it sometimes for others for reasonable. www.ruelphoto.com
I will also assist you in any way I can and have time for.

Dec 15, 2010 | Canon Cameras

2 Answers

Reformat a gateway gt5220? I keep having it ask


Hello,
You will need the recovery disk.
Gateway does sell them but before you but the disk, Please Click Here
This will help you recover your computer without a disk, it is a longer process


Thank you for using FixYa
Have a Great Day

Nov 05, 2009 | Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Video card of my Sony Vaio model name VGN-CR325 doesn't work.


name and brand of ur laptop.U need to go the corresponding website for example asus.com/toshiba.com.When u are in the look for word download driver or word support.Then the model of your laptop as well as the name.Then follow the step.

Sep 12, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-CS118E/P NoteBook

2 Answers

Mylacie drive is no longer connected to my computer. When it is turned on, there is a clicking noise and the LED light is alternating between red and yellow. What do you think the problem is?


when a disk makes a clicking noise, in most cases (99%) that means that the disk has crashed. i'm sorry to inform you that the data you had on the disk is lost, unless you are prepared to pay lots of money to a company that takes the disk apart to retrieve data manually.

Jun 24, 2009 | LaCie External USB 2.0 500GB 7200 RPM 500...

1 Answer

My e recovery utility is non existant after reformat and i have no disk only the one i made and it won't reinstall this stupid utility i'd like to make a complete recovery disk. where the heck did it go?


upon reinstallation it was deleted and not put back on .you should have partitoned the hard drive with the recovery utility when reinstalled it would have been DATA (D) IN MY COMPUTER If its not there you have lost it.cannot make the recovery disk u need

Jun 21, 2009 | Acer Aspire E380 ASE380-UD500A PC Desktop

1 Answer

Weird clicking sounds


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.

Good luck!

Jun 01, 2009 | Iomega (33215) 250 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

Non Destructive recovery


Recovery discs are wonderful things aren't they? Most people lose or damage their disc and don't have it when it's needed. I would recommend making a copy or disc image on the hard drive of the recovery disc just in case. Glad I could help, if you need anything else just let me know.

Jul 08, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad A31 Notebook

1 Answer

HD reformat


Get Hiren's Boot CD. It has many utilities which includes data recovery, low level format and hard disk partitioning.

Feb 29, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Buffalo Technology (USA), INC. - 500GB DRIVESTATION EXTERNAL USB 500 GB Hard Drive Logo

Related Topics:

290 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Buffalo Technology Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Prashant M
Prashant M

Level 3 Expert

2260 Answers

hellics

Level 1 Expert

45 Answers

Are you a Buffalo Technology Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...