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500GB MY BOOK hard drive.how to clear "disk error" & use again?

I have a new 500GB MY BOOK hard drive. A "disc error" occurred while I was copying large files from another drive......now my computer won't boot up with 500GB drive attached.....how can i clear error and use drive again?

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When you reboot your computer, do not have the hard drive attached. As far as the error goes, im not to sure about that.

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The disk-drive has malfunctioned.

Search online for a professional "data recovery service".
For a significant fee, they can repair your disk-drive,
just long-enough to copy your files to a new disk-drive.

If it still has a valid WARRANTY, exercise the warranty to get it repaired/replaced.

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Check the file system of your hard drive. If your PC is recognizing it, check if its a FAT or NTFS. If it is NTFS then you have to reformat it using your Mac and choose FAT. Mac OS recognizes NTFS as a read only drive. If you plan using it with your PC and MAC you should format it using your mac and choose MS-DOS in disc Utility. You cannot format the drive using your PC Computer with a FAT file system because of the capacity. Only Mac can format it with a FAT file system.

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Once that's done, you can swap out the new 1.5TB drive with your Windows partition on it, in place of the 500GB drive.

When you boot, Windows may ask you to select which operating system you want, just select Windows Vista, and you should be good to go.

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Yes. This is going to sound strange. Put the drive in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer. Next day, take it out, hook it up, and see if it is recognized.

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Freezing shrinks the metal parts . Microscopically, but often enough to get stuck parts free enough to get working.

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