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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This doesn't sound like an OS issue. This appears to be more an issue of the connection to the hard drive. The USB cable likely isn't the culprit, nor the laptop USB inputs. If the drive was ever dropped or the cable gets removed and reattached often to the actual enclosure, you might be looking at a bad port on the enclosure. This isnt a lost cause. You can always buy a hard drive enclosure from newegg and move the drive from the IOMEGA to the new enclosure. You can get a new enclosure for $15. Just because the USB port is bad, it doesnt mean the data is gone and the hard drive cant be used.
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
Thanks for all the info, it really helps us help you when we have the full picture.
The Seagate drive you are seeing is the hard drive inside the Lacie Enclosure. The fact it is showing up in disk management is a good sign for getting your files back. The fact that it shows as empty with no format type listed means that either the partition was deleted or damaged. This would be akin to loosing the microfishe in your local library. All the data is likely still on the drive but windows has no way of knowing what is there or where it is.
In either case the data can generally be recovered by a pro with speciallized software. In some cases you can do this yourself with similiar, less expensive software but I always warn Askers that this software requires significant knowledge to operate and you cannot recover the files back to the same drive therefor you must have another drive with at least double the space free of the data on the drive to do it yourself.
Let me know which approach would suit you better, if you choose the do it yourself method I can suggest software for <$100 that you can try but it carries inherent risk of damaging the data if you make any mistakes. f you choose to have a pro do this for you reply with your Country, State and City and I will recommend someone for you. For this type of failure recovery varries but usually runs $150-$500 depending on the volume of data you have.
In either case DO NOT format the drive or attempt to use it for anything in the mean time as every operation that writes to the drive runs the risk of overwriting your data and rendering it unretrievable.
Hope this Helps FixYa,
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
This is one of the mean tricks that the industry uses to discourage people from opening things and then totally ruining them.
What about getting yourself a 5-star-shaped screwdriver? Ask your hardware store guy.
Too expensive? Well - I have a lot of different simple slotted screwdrivers. Normally I find one that fits into 2 corners of these "miracle screws". If you don't have fitting one use a cheap one that is slightly too large to fit and grind it down just to size.
The same trick works with the other kind of "discouragement screws" that have ALMOST a normal slot --- but there's an elevation in the middle of it. A slot screwdriver with a ground-in **** in the middle (Dremel tools work fine) does the trick.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
SOURCE: WD My Book not showing up in
It sound like to me that you have an operating system on that
drive and it will not work on your system , the only way you
can have two OS on your computer is to have both of them
installed and on when installing the OS and they both have
to be formatted the same like NTFS or FAT32 even though
Windows says it will work fine with both its just not true XP
and Vista doesn't work well with both , try taking it out of
its closer and powering it up with your computer go into
Bios and set it up as a slave or as a master that should
allow you to open it to retrieve your data so it can be
reformatted wiped clean and ready to use as a static
HDD storage , external HDD are intended for storage
back ups and should never have an OS installed on them
doing so will only allow your data to become corrupt
and contract viruses and even lock up forever corrupting
the HDD image that is set on it by the RAM . once the
image is corrupt the HDD will never turn on again without
wiping it clean and reformatting .
Posted on Jan 20, 2010
First cehck whether your computer is able to recoznize other USB storage devices or not. If you see that it is not recoznizing other USB storage devices. Then you need go to your Boot Up screen, the screen that opens when you restart your PC.
Then go to the USB section and enable USB drive.
If this also does not resolve your problem, then try installing USB drivers on your PC, You can install them from the website : http://www.softwarepatch.com/tips/usb2-driver.html
I hope this resolves your problem.
Posted on Apr 20, 2010
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