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?
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. data recovery (for Windows OS) Mac data recovery (for Mac OS X)
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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If your PC and Laptop can not detect your external hard drive, I do suggest you check its usb cable. A substitute cable will confirm if your current usb cable is faulty or has an open wire.
Most common reason why the external hard drive is not recognize by PC or Laptop is due to loose connection of the hard disk inside the connectors of the enclosure.
Anantsharma8, if you have a small precision screw, I recommend you open the enclosure of the external hard drive. Remove the front face where usb and power plug connects, then slide it out to expose the hard disk also. You will see two connectors. These are the ones that always loosen. Please disconnect both the connectors and then connect it again properly. Put the hard disk back, close the enclosure and try to connect again with your PC or laptop via usb cable.
Good Luck! I hope that it will soon recognize your external hard drive.
Can you try connecting the hard drive to the computer without the enclosure? This will enable us to see whether the enclosure is causing the problem. Since you're using linux, I assume you know how to open your PC and connect the IDE\SATA cable to the hard drive.
Yes, you can. Connect your hard drive and installed the operating system and drivers, That's it,Connect the hard driver whenever you want to boot from that Hard Drive.and change the BIOS to boot from that hard drive in Hard drive boot priority.
Why not you considered booting from a USB Pen Drive.It's most flexible than booting from an external Hard Drive.
Here are fews link on how to make a USB bootable Windows. 1.http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6160062.html
Click on the link below and then click on the "Fixit" button. Windows has a patch for all external devices not recognized by PC's including HD's. This is especially an issue for those who've recently installed SP3. Best of luck with your problem.
download and install R-studio ntfs this run r-studio ntfs then locate drive in screen then scan drive It will take awhile to scan once scanned you may open the scanned drive let it search for all files to be recovered then just place a tick by the files or folders to be recovered then click recover then select destination folder then click the appropiat button and wait for allfiles or folders to be recovered.
I have a 250 g ext.drive. I moved all my pictures from my pc to it and now the hard drive will not open. It is nearly full. It acts like there are no files on it. What should I do, unplug it?, restart the pc, plug it into another usb port on the pc.....help????...all of my pictures are gone!!!!!..........RB