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Hi, I have Hitachi external 80G hard drive. It was working fine until a week ago when I had copied pictures from my camera to this disk on my laptop (HP running windows 7). After I copied my pics, I tried opening pics to view them and found system is hung. I waited for long to get some response but it did not happened. I forcefully shutdown my system it went into unresponsive state. Since then I cannot perform any read/write on the disk. I have tried it with diff laptops running windows xp. Now when I connect my hard disk to any system, I see a solid red (contstantly red), USB recognition ding sounds and sometimes I can see it in 'My Computer' but when I try to explore it, it doesn't work. I think the disk like of locked or something, not sure. Any help is appreciated. Thanks Bharat

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Hi, What the message mean is that Windows can not read/understand the filing system (something like the Table of Contents in a book) and therefore do not which and where are your files in the 80Gb. A few things you can try: 1. Run Windows Scandisdk on the Hitachi 80Gb; 2. Run any third party disk check/utility such Norton Disk Doctor. Alternately, you can use a file recovery software (such as GetDataBack) to recover/copy all your important files from the 80Gb and transfer them to another mass storage device. Thereafter, you can re-partition and re-format the said Hitachi to start new/fresh/clean. Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turnes up or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Oct 06, 2007

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i have just format my compter now im haveing problums geting my sata hard drive back in i have the floppy disc what came whith it not shore how to install it

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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Hi there
I dont know if this will work for you but looking on the web I came accross someone who had a similar problem they fixed it as follows.
They installed Tweak UI and then
She was able to get the drive recognized using "Tweak UI", clicking on My Computer, Drives,and check marking Drive F. It did the trick.
Hope this helps software link for you


http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/tweakui

Posted on Mar 17, 2010

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SOURCE: My disk drive does not

Hello,
Install it another computer which is running well.If your Hdd run well in that computer ,change the USB cable .If the HDD can not run in another pc you think, you have lost data.Because that Hdd cant run any more.
If the problem is same.
follow the step
R_click on my computer>Properties>Hardware>Device manager>uninstall all the usb hub ,one after one .
After UN install all the usb, restart your PC .
If the problem , is same as before ,
Insert your OS in the cd tray > press Win key + R>type sfc /scannow (please take a space between sfc and front slash)>hit enter .Again you will restart the PC.
If the problem is same please change the Hard disk.

Hope it will help you

Posted on Jan 10, 2011

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