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My Buffalo drivestation 1TB was working ok until I switched pc of

I have a drivestation HD-HSU2 which was working fine. I needed to switch my windows xp laptop off and now it's not showing as a drive. I've tried toggling the auto / manual switch,\replacing the usb cable and switching on and off. Nothing works please help!

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Hi Sandra,

From the sounds of it you powered off your laptop while the Buffalo drive was connected.

If this is the case you have most likely damaged the partition and possibly a small amount of the data on the drive.

If you don't have anything crucial on the drive you should be able to go into Disk Manager and reformat it, this will make it usable again.

If you have files on the drive you cannot afford to lose then you will need the help of a data recovery pro, but this type of failure is pretty simple for them to recover from in most cases.

Comment back telling me if the data needs recovery or not, if it does, include you Country, State and City and I will refer you to an appropriate Pro, if not let me know it's ok to format and I will provide you with the steps you require.


Hope this helps FixYa,

Chris

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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