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Hard drive detection

MY TOSHIBA HDD CAN'T DETECT BY MY PC,PLEASE SEND ME NOW IMMIDIATELY THE DEVICE DRIVER I can't find in my note book

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    i have a toshiba 320gb internal hdd. my laptop is facing problem while detecting it.whenever itry to detect it , it shows no drive found. it has important data which is very precious for me . what to do? and how to recover back my all data's from it. please help....

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You should not need a driver for it. Assuming you are using XP or Vista, the disk should be supported directly by the OS.
Have a look at external HDD troubleshooting.

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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

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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