Question about Acomdata (HD080UFAPE5-72) (HD080UFAPE572) 80 GB Hard Drive
Hi there, I am having some problems with my hard drive. It was working fine and then I was having some problems with my computer while it was plugged it. The computer froze, so I manually turned it off. I hadn't safely ejected the hard drive. When I turned my computer back on and plugged in the hard drive, the hard drive (g drive) no longer appeared with the name I have given it, but rather with g drive. When I click to open, it asks if I want to format the drive. Under properties, it says that the drive has 0 bytes of used space and 0 bytes of free space. I don't understand what is happening?! Is everything lost? Is there any way of recovering the data that is in there? I would really appreciate any help!!! Thanks!
Hi Astrid did u find a solution for this. Is so can you please share.
Posted on Oct 25, 2007
Hi, Below is a copy of suggested solution to a very similar problem at > http://www.fixya.com/support/t178589-maxtor_external_500_gb_hard_drive 1. "Is the data recoverable?" Yes but the manner by which it can be recovered can be either very expensive (their are firms whose specialty id data recovery) or none at all if you do DIY (do it yourself) or worst case not economical reasonable but recovery possible. I would assume that your would want to try DIY. 1.1 Run diagnostic on the external drive using scandisk, Norton Disk Doctor, Partition Magic's ChkDsk and/or Check Errors. Recovery can be done using a recovery software such as GetDataBack; or 1.2 You need an external desktop PC, a working knowledge of computer hardware. You have to disassemble the external HD and remove the actual HD. Physicall connect it to the 2nd PC (desktop) as a seconday Master either by IDE or SATA as applicable. If detected by the desktop PC in the bios, you should be able to work on it even if with errors; 1.3 If mechanical problem or otherwise, you may want to check out this posting > http://www.fixya.com/support/t162904-seagate_barracuda_7200_7_st380011a Hope this works out for you and/or give you some ideas. Pls post again how things turn up. Good luck and kind regards.
Posted on Aug 05, 2007
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