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I dropped my Portable WD and I can not read it on my Laptop any more, I get parameter incorrect error, although my Laptop can see the hard drive after a long wait but wont read it. Any idea how to resolve this or any application that I can use to recover my data? please help

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The hard disk inside it was damaged. The only thing you can do is to take the disk out and put it directly in a working pc. In there you must use a recovery software but if the damage is too great only professional, expensive programs will have a chance of recovering something. 
Try this program first  
http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/Backup-and-Recovery/Windows-Portable-Applications-Portable-PC-Inspector-File-Recovery.shtml
If it fails that means the damage is severe and pro tools are needed. If you really need that data the best way is to send the disk to a recovery firm, but it will be expensive - over $1k and even they can't guarantee success.

Posted on Jul 30, 2010

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  • owa444 Jul 30, 2010

    This is a Portable small WD Hard Drive what do you mean by putting in a working Laptop.

  • Azrael SRL Jul 30, 2010

    That case has in it a laptop hard disk (2.5") . If you take this disk out you can connect it either directly in a laptop and in there run a special recovery system (i think this is beyond your expertise) or, using an adaptor, you can connect it in a desktop. In there it will appear in My Computer just as another disk. Download the recommended program and run it on the disk - if the damage isn't too great the program will recover and save to the other disk almost all your data.


  • owa444 Jul 30, 2010

    Is it okay to connect the WD external drive using the USB cable to my laptop as usual before running this program that you suggested?

  • Azrael SRL Jul 30, 2010

    Not quite, if the case is also damaged (even in the slightest way) you will not have a single chance of recovering something. You can do something else: you can buy another case, put the disk in it, connect that case to the laptop  and run the program.
    A cheap case  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...

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