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Toshiba Hard Drive Crash

I bought my external Toshiba hard drive (160 GB) a few months ago, and it has been working fine until recently. I started receiving error messages saying "delayed writing error, windows could not save the files on this hard drive". I opened my drive from 'my computer' and found all my data deleted. I restarted my computer and after restarting, my computer is refusing to detect my hard drive, saying "unknown device". Is there any way to fix this problem?

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  • zworld Feb 25, 2008

    Hey Mike... thnks for the reply... just one question. What should i do if i only have a laptop available at the moment?



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if the datas aleady deleted, then you have nothing to lose. Right ?
What you need is a 2.5 to 3.5 inch IDE ribbon cable connector.
this will enable you to put the drive into an IDE slot on the PC internal motherboard ( primary/secondary )
Unless it,s already 3.5"
boot the computer, see if it recognises the drive. And format it.
then you may be able, to re-fit back into the external casing, and use as an external again.
Mike @ compurepair.

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

  • Mike Waldron Feb 25, 2008


    you may be able to get a 2.5 IDE Header to dual USB Connector. The Double Power Boost, can sometimes Kick the Drive Up. if you have problems, send it to me, and i,ll format it for you. ( Birmingham ) ( UK )

    if your willing to pay the postage both ways, i,ll sort the drive for you.




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