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I may have done sumthin wrong here sumwhere... so i'll try to be as
descriptive as possible.. i hav a WD 500GB elements. It was working gr8
until yesterday... the day bfore dat i had copied some vcd's onto it
using vista...(dis was a seperate comp, mine has xp) then switched off
d comp and disconnected. it was working until i tried to open d vcd
files(.dat) on another comp.. also xp. As soon as i tried opening dem,
d computer hung and d drive wouldnt open again. Anyway i connected it
to the ps3(which can access almost all external media) and it was
showing d data.. but was working very slowly.. and wouldnt let me copy
large files... and labeled much of d files as corrupt.
i connected it to d comp and i cudnt open it.. d my computer just showed a random drive letter and wen i tried opening it it gave d " the drive cant be accessed due to I/O error" message.
anyway.. dis was still alright.. until d drive hung d the ps3 and i switched it off from d mains... wen i tried to reconnect it to d ps3.. it didnt show d device.. and now wen i connect it to d pc it doesnt show d drive.. but shows it in device manager as a usb mass storage... it even shows it under disk drives as WD. I had a ton of stuff on it.. 350gb's used 108 gb free... i would really appreciate it if u cud think of sumthin.. as i cant possibly get all dat data again
And i did use diff usb ports.. diff comps too.. nuthin works! :(
Try downloading this and and scan may be it might locate yr drive since windows can still see it in device manager. and with these u can recover even deleted and formated files. try it
http://services.seagate.com its trial version so u can get a full version n pay little or find similar software but i know yr drive can still work fine its just that we r missing something here.
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Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer
Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
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