I have external hard disk 2.5" SAMSUNG HM120JC with 120 GB. When I connected into my laptop/PC, this hard disk can be found as a local hard disk. Then i double clicked this drive (hard disk), my laptop/PC asked me to format it. In this case i need the data inside (117 GB). What should I do? I've tried to use some recovery softwares, but they didn't work. So what's wrong with my hard disk?
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Re: Error to Detect, hardisk must be formatted
The problem might not be with the HHD instead it could be your bios setup. you will have to download drivers for the bios of you laptop and install them in your operating system then try to access the hard-disk.
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please go to the bios setup by pressing F2. then check your sata hardisk if detected. if not, remove the sata hardisk and use it as external by using external sata case adapter. then plug to the other pc and check if spinning or detected by another pc. once not detected or spinning change your sata hardisk. but if detected, there is a problem on your dv6000Z notebook.
connecting the hard drive to an USB hard drive adapter and
connect it to a computer's USB port. The computer should see it as an
external storage device and you can open the various folders and files
to backup your data. If the computer cannot detect the hard drive as an external device then the hard drive is faulty. If
the hard drive makes a clicking noisy then it is definitely faulty and
replacing the circuit board cannot fix this problem. There are companies that can retrieve data from a faulty hard disk BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.
This error message could be a faulty hard disk or a faulty disk controller.
Reseat the hard disk to see if the problem is fixed.
If not go into the BIOS settings and check if the BIOS can detect the hard disk.
If the hard disk is not detected then remove the hard disk and connect it to an USB hard disk adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port. If the this computer cannot detect it as an external hard drive then the hard drive is faulty. Then the Acer needs a replacement hard disk and Windows installed together with the laptop's device drivers and programs etc.
You should partition your new drive first to say 160Gb (you lose a bit after formatting) for 1st partition and the remaining capacity for the 2nd partition. Because your Ghost image is 120Gb it can only restore to a partition of 120Gb, that is why it shows 120Gb on a 500Gb on a single partition.
You may be able to fix this problem without starting again by using Disk Manager (from Control Panel - Admoinistrative Tools) to create a 2nd partition on the hard drive and format this partition.
I had a client with this same issue. However, her issue was that the top left USB port would only accept flash drives. Your external harddrive is probably not getting enough power from your USB port. Try using two USB ports (you can get a connector for this) to power up the external harddrive.
First Make sure the hard drive power connector and ribbon cable are connected.
Swap the hard drive.
if id doesnt wrk then.. Go to the BIOS setup, and under the Integrated Peripherals menu, make sure that ‘On Board HDC’ is enabled for both Primary and Secondary channels. Also ensure that all drive types are set to AUTO under the Standard CMOS Setting. If you are not comfortable with changing the BIOS values, just reset the BIOS to factory defaults.
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hi im josh in cebu phils.Friend if that happens whrein your 2nd hdd dont detect. Try to use these solutions. Check first the jumper of the hardisk whether it is stated as slave or master. if 2nd disk is master the jumper should be in the master and if it is slave the jumper must be slave. or try to use another IDE cable. put them as both master the first hdd in first ide slot and your 8 GB 2nd hardisk in 2nd slot as master also. or try to enter bios setup utility then try to check or detect the both device.thats all good luck
i think u have to partitioned your hdd.
go to computer management right clikm my computer icon then u see manage then clik on it.
then go to disk management.then u se your hardisk then partiotion the river then u can see all capacity.
Hallow Dear, ____To understand the situation ____ Explain me how did you try to format your Drivers
(Most Common Error)
If you try to format & reinstall with winXP bootable CD (Witch is not injected SATA Drivers manually) Simply it will not identified your SATA Hard disk until you download & install manually SATA Drivers (pressingF 2 during installation to install Sata Drivers) Use link below & select your System type and Model to Download SATA & other Drivers as necessary http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/downloads.html Thank you & Best Regards Dinu….