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Problem with my external hard drive.

It is my first time to use this 80 gig external hard drive but when im trying to put the cable to my pc it hangs.i was trying to used it but my computer doesn't open now.whats wrong with my computer.i cnt also use my external hard drive.

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The HDD is corrupt.Try to re-format if you get your PC to open.
All data will be lost.
To be honest with you,I would not now trust the HDD for any critical or confidential data.

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

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