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Acomdata external hard drive model: phd 100u2e-54

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!

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  • abc efg Aug 05, 2007

    P.S. The light in front of the drive is red far more than usual. It is usually blue most of the time.

  • icegoros May 31, 2008

    my hard drive is blocked and it aways demand for formatation and i tried to format it many times but it always tells me process can not be complete

  • mrmutaps Jun 08, 2008

    I dropped my toshiba harddrive and all of a sudden my computer cant read it, what can I do to recover my data in the hard drive?

  • phillip westall Jun 19, 2008

    I am having some problems with my hard drive, the hard drive (f 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.

  • phillip westall Jun 19, 2008

    I am having some problems with my 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

  • hi_need_help Aug 28, 2008

    I have the LaCie 250GB I was having trouble with my computer and the external drive disconnected and stated that it had been removed unsafely.  I have plugged it back into my MacBook (OS X version) and it no longer connects to my computer.  It used to just pop up and now it doesn't.  The Blue light is on and it appears to be working.  I have tried both the USB and the FireWire cords.  Help!!

  • Anonymous Aug 30, 2008

    me issue... external hdd and powersurge on usb hub

    rebooted and now lost external hdd. xp says its unformated.

    on going to my computer no size is indicated on the drive (drive letter is there)

    On going to do XP checks on the drive it says the drive is RAW



    apparently testdisk is a program which can solve this issue. it is fee. look on wiki:

    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

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Hi Astrid did u find a solution for this. Is so can you please share.

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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.

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