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Corrupt external hard drivve

I've an external hard drive connected via USB to my PC laptop, windowsXP.
Recently my hard drive seems to of disappeared. It's listed in the device list, but dosn't list in in 'my computer'. Is it possible to recover the drive or have i just learnt a lesson on the benefits of backing up data?

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2008

    My WD 500 has this same issue.. how do I recover the data...that is with out buying $200 software to get it???



    I called WD.. they are no help.. and really don't care..



    Bob

  • costellocm Mar 14, 2008

    i can see it listed in control panel - systems - harware - device manager - disk drives.

    It dosn't list under computer mangement - storage - disk management or in windows explorer under my computer

  • costellocm Mar 14, 2008

    i can see it listed in control panel - systems - harware - device manager - disk drives.

    It dosn't list under computer mangement - storage - disk management or in windows explorer under my computer

  • mschmidt777 Mar 19, 2008

    Drive does not show up in windows exploder. It connects to some extent when I power on and connect via USB, i.e. in device manager, but can not be seen in playlist manager. This occurred after I created a private folder and wrote files several times. The user manual has no tech support or customer service info. Potentially catastrophic if relied on for backup.

  • MtlToaster May 04, 2008

    Same thing WD My Book 500gig, shows up but not accessible, keeps prompting me to format... Same thing using either USB or Firewire, even trying to access via DOS commands...

  • Alex Cotterill-Drew
    Alex Cotterill-Drew May 11, 2010

    Have you bot tried your windows system tools? Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management > and relay the information given by way of a screen shot if possible?

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Well, in your case the MOST effective way is to try some so-called data recovery software.

First of ALL - Connect your hard drive to your personal computer. And install this software Wondershare Data Recovery on the computer in order to perform data recovery. Get the program from its site.
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Good luck. I hope that my reply has shed some light on the problem! Remember - Always make Backups of your precious data!

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