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My hard drive external WD of 500 gb present problems, i can't see inside because has bad sectors

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  • davidbaquero Jan 16, 2008

    I c an't because only see the HD from my computer and when i try to open the drive nothing happens.

  • davidbaquero Jan 17, 2008

    the problem still, i need a solution because the drive have information valuable.



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Pull the HDD out of the enclosure & connect it internally. Try using SpinRite to see how bad the damage is.

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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Reformat your drive

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