The hard drive was working fine until recently. I was watching a movie, the movie froze and the computer was being a little slow so i just restarted it through Windows. When i started the laptop up again, nothing on the hard drive. It shows up in disk management and device manager but when i try to open the hard drive, it says the drive isn't formatted and asks if i would like to format it now. Any help would be appreciated as I've got about 300gb of stuff to get back! thanks
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In case your Android smartphone is complete frozen and not responding to you at all, the above restart method won't work for you! To unfreeze Android smartphone that is dead froze, force restart it by holding the Sleep / Power key and the Volume Down key simultaneously until your device's screen goes blank.
This force restart key combo varies from device to device, so it is advised to check your device manual for the right combo. If your Android device has a removable battery, you can remove it and put it again and it will restart the device.
It is possible you do not have enough RAM in your computer to watch movies/ It could be your computer is not fast enough to cope, or it maybe your internet is not fast enough if you are watching on line
Anything else could be a computer failure. Please come back with more details.
I suggest you check the power management on the device. You can right-click the disk in the Device Manager and see if it is allowed to be powered off, or you can check the power settings in the control panel.
Most likely it is turned off, and when it resumes, the computer somehow thinks it was not plugged before.
if the datas aleady deleted, then you have nothing to lose. Right ?
What you need is a 2.5 to 3.5 inch IDE ribbon cable connector.
this will enable you to put the drive into an IDE slot on the PC internal motherboard ( primary/secondary )
Unless it,s already 3.5"
boot the computer, see if it recognises the drive. And format it.
then you may be able, to re-fit back into the external casing, and use as an external again.
Mike @ compurepair.
its not broken. now we are past that part for you. but it is not healthy. try moving a movie file off drive and running it from another location. if it works, then the drive is going bad. it may be too late. but it could just be a virus or bad sector that was missed by the os when it scanned it initially. there are some utilities in windows you can run to make minor fixes of the hard drive. don't run defrag. it is a waste of time and tires out your drive eventually. you may have precious little access time if the drive is dying. use it to get what you want off the drive first right click on the drive file and select scan if that choice is there. if you can't fix the drive with a virus scan or other on board utitlities, you can download an application that will try to help you past this issue. movies are best when backed up on a raid 5 server. mark