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Unable to access Hard disk.

I have this problem with my hard disk. The computer is able to detect the hard disk but I can access it as it says a corrupted or unreadable volume. I do not wish to format my hard disk as valuable data are in it. Do I have to send for a data recovery (which will cost a bomb as it is 250Gb) or are there a software with I could use to repair and recover my files? Thanks so much.

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  • Anonymous May 18, 2008

    I have this problem with my hard disk. The computer is not able to detect the hard disk but I can access it as it says a driver problem suring the intallation

  • rachelk May 22, 2008

    i am unable to access my portable external hard drive (Spinpoint MP0402H 40GB hard drive) it is installed correctly but i keep getting an error message that the 'file or directory is corrupt ad unreadable' the disk was working fine on Monday 19th May, this problem started suddenly yesterday Thursday 21st May. I really need to get some important data off the disk. right now the harddisk is in a freezer but apparently this is only a temporary solution to run the harddrive long enough to retrieve data (haven't yet tried to retrieve data though, the drive is still in the freezer). is there any way to salvage my hard drive and still get my data (don't want to format it either) or have i already doomed it by trying to freeze it? somebody HELP i need that info like yesterday!!

  • genquake99 Jan 29, 2009

    I have the same issue. When I turn on the drive, it does the autorun scan like usual but it doesn't seem to be able to read anything for it. Then the icon shows up for the drive in my computer. When I try to open it, it says that the computer is unable to recognize the format of the drive. Is there a way to solve this issue?

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    same porb

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    the same problem :(


  • dj_rsb Feb 22, 2009

    Every time i plug my 250G hard drive into my laptop or my girlfriends PC it tells me to format, I have a lot of very important files on it that cannot be replaced, any advice would be a major help

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

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Freeze the disk - do a Google search and it'll sho you how to fix ity long enough to get the data off.

Chilling disks is done to 'pro' data recovery companies!

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