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Brother WP-760D. Machine is spontaneously, erratically initializing already formatted disks containing data. Problem is occurring with two new disks bought '09. Are data unrecoverable? Cost is not a problem. In one case a disk was cleaned. In another case only one file was wiped--the one being worked on. I can open files on an early disk bought '03. Another disk containing backup files, bought '09, does not open. Machine groans briefly then starts to initialize. Is my vintage machine finally giving up the ghost or are current disks inferior? Does Brother make a new machine which will allow me to access data on my 760D disks? Would greatly appreciate some suggestions. Am thinking of looking for another 760D or more recent compatible typewriter on Ebay or elsewhere. Any advice re purchase? Can my data be transferred to a computer? If so, how. Assistance greatly appreciated.

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I thought I found the instruction manual for you on Brother's website, but instead of it being instructions it was the service manual. I had one of nifty typewriters in the early 90's that a friend gave to me, until my ex-boss decided to keep it after I left.

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Firstly remove the external drive. If that works, great! Otherwise continue.

If that didn't work, then you'll need to figure out a bit more. When you go into safe-mode windows will list off each file as it loads it. Note the file it crashes on! Insert your XP disk and run the recovery console. From here on, simply copy the file you need to your hard drive, example:

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If you have the ability and space then recover any files that you can

use the RUN option from the start menu

now type in "cmd" then ENTER

Now in the black box that appears type "chkdsk x: /f /r" and press ENTER

The "x" is the drive letter of the drive you wish to check

It may take some time but this will try fix any errors it comes acrosss and you may have to re-start to complete the task.

Now remove any more files that you can.

Use the RUN command again but this time type "compmgmt.msc"

Select Disk management

Make sure you freeagent is listed here.

Right click and select "Format"

Select NTFS as the file system

Do not tic any other boxes

Click OK

When it is done you can move the files back to this drive.

It is quite possible you hit the limits of the FAT32 file system which would have caused the types of error you saw.

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