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How does one recover files from the comstar 500g back up and set up in a new computer. old hard drive crashed. what is the procedure to access the files and transfer them. \thank you
You should be able to plug the external hard drive into the new computer and restore. Generally the drivers needed to access the external driver are on the external drive itself. The operating system will detect the hard drive (if it has plug-and-play services running). If the new computer fails to see the external drive, check the cable and download the driver manually from the manufacture's website. If the drive is recognized by the operating system, but you do not see a prompt to restore from the backup, you may need to locate a setup program on the external hard drive to start the restore process.
Posted on Apr 19, 2014
Depending on how "severe" your hard drive crash was/is....you may
have 2 options;
1st: You need the "comstar backup utility running on the new hard
drive/computer (needs to be there to access old drive in order
to "restore/recover" files needed/wanted.
2nd option: Disconnect power to the old pc. open case and look for
the hard drive & disconnect power & data cables(write
down which cable goes where). Remove hard drive from
pc...... and re-attach the cables to hard drive. Then plug-in
and turn on PC (do NOT allow the hard drive to touch
anything metal or electrical (put on card board). With the
label of hard drive UP...."gently" rock the drive side to side
as PC is starting! Watch your monitor....you just "Might"
be able to get your old PC up and running long enough to
salvage/copy/move those files that are important to you!
NOTE: Have a thumb/flash drive ready to insert into USB
port - "after" starting up - NOT BEFORE. Good Luck.
Posted on Apr 19, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Inaccessible external hard drive
Posted on Aug 28, 2008
Is your hard drive power-up?
Do you hear your hard drive just spinning?
If so, your PCB may went bad. If you hear the hard drive clicking then your PCB or the heads went bad. If you need the data, you might have to ask the data recovery guys to get them back for you or find the PCB on Ebay.
If you don't care about your data, send it back for the warranty replacement
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
I had the same problem before. Unfortenatly this has to do with owner permissions set on on your old device and not recognising or accepting this permissions on the new.
If you still have your old device working then change the permissions for all files to "full control" for "everyone" and then copy. this is will solve the issue.
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
If your hard drive is under warranty, Western Digital will do this for you. You can find more information on their web site.
If not, you'll need to either put the hard drive in your computer (given that it also supports Serial ATA hard drives), or purchase a SATA Drive Enclosure to put your hard drive in.
As far as I know, Western Digital cases are snap-close cases, which may result in unrepairable damage to the case if you open it. The hard drive inside is usually a standard SATA drive so you should have no trouble plugging it into your computer/drive enclosure.
Best of luck.
Posted on Mar 27, 2010
OK, at the link below you will be directed to a tip i wrote on this exact error.
Feel free to let me know if you have any further questions.
Posted on Dec 02, 2010
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