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Data recovery from External Usb Hard Disk

Hi i have a Seagate 40GB external hard disk which was attached with d Usb of my PC, it was working fine but one day i had tried to connect it with my Laptop. 1st it show that a new hardware found n started installing but after few min. it show that ur new hardware was unable to install. after that i had plug it out from my laptop n again connected to my previous Pc but now it not showing conneted to my PC. i tried pluging in diffrent PC but the Hard Disk is Not showing. than i had changed the Cable, Cassing but it doesnt help. 1 THING I WANT TO INFORM U THAT THE HARD DISK IS ROTATING WHEN EVER I AM CONNECTING TO PC BUT ITS NOT SHOWING. Is there any way i can Recover my Data plz help its v v v important. as soon as poss.

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Re: Data recovery from External Usb Hard Disk

Im unable to open my External HDD please help me out when i connect my HDD its visible in my computer but when i try to open it showing me this error ~$WN.FAT please help me out Ive my important data on the disk please please this my email please mail me the solution thanks

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Re: Data recovery from External Usb Hard Disk

Fixya has received a growing number of USB connected Hard disk failures in recent months. It would appear they are a poor backup device, at least over the long term.

A couple of possibilities: First, disassemble the drive enclosure, and check the connections to the drive itself. I've seen one instance where an internal connection was just loose enough to cause a problem.

2. You could try removing the hard disk from the enclosure, and installing it as a second drive in a standard desktop PC. Interfaces must of course match- assuming it is an IDE interface, install it in a desktop with that drive connect system.

Master/slave jumpers must be also set correctly.

After this, using the drive management tool in Computer Management, try mounting the drive.

Beyond this, data recovery could be difficult at best. There are data recovery services available, but such is fairly pricey. You will have to decide just how valuable your missing data is.

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