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Hard drive detection

MY TOSHIBA HDD CAN'T DETECT BY MY PC,PLEASE SEND ME NOW IMMIDIATELY THE DEVICE DRIVER

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There must be some problem with the firmware,you need to update your fw or you can use some tool to restore your fw,such as pc3000 or HD Doctor for salvationdata

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I have a hardrive utility software that can detect and access any type of harddrive but you need install it at running windows.

Please email diazphi@gmail.com and dont forget to used the subject "Driver Problem" if sound interesting for you.

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