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I have windows 7. The buffalo hd ce1.0tu2 external hard drive was working, but now, it says it is still there but will not open anything up. When I try to it takes ages to load up then either nothing happens, or it says it needs formatting. Does this mean I should go to a recovery place to try and get my 1500 odd photos off it. I have tried updating the drivers, and that still did nothing. If my computer formats the external hard drive, it will wipe everything, yes?

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Yes it will. Try it on another unit and see if you can get access to your files. If not , then your only recourse is to use file recovery freeware.

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SOURCE: my buffalo external hard disk

it is a PNP (PlugNplay) device. Try using a different cable to connect to your pc. Should the problem remain, hook it up to a different computer and if it doesn't see the drive, it will be an electronic circuit failure inside the box. The data is still on the hhd but you will have to obtain a new circuit to bring the hhd back online for use.

Posted on Apr 13, 2011

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SOURCE: WHEN I PLUG MY EXTERNAL

An external storage-device has four major components:

* the USB cable

* the power-adapter

* the disk-drive inside the enclosure

* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.

One of these components has failed.

Try a different USB cable.

Try connecting to a different USB port on your computer.

Try connecting to a USB port on a different computer.

Take a "multi-meter" and measure both the voltage and amperage output from the AC adapter, and compare with the specifications on the label on the adapter.

Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and then connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if it works at all.

Purchase a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.

Get the part-number and serial-number from the label on your disk-drive, and access the manufacturer's web-site, and use "check warranty status", to see if they will replace the device, at minimal cost to you.

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Hi there,
If it shows up in 'My Computer' as a drive letter(like E: drive) but you can't access it,I would first try to recover the data on it with a data recovery program to avoid losing them.
I have succeed with Tenorshare Data Recovery. It can recover data after deeply scanning your hard drive to look for lost data due to drives crash.You can get it here: http://www.any-data-recovery.com/index.htm
Next,you can format it to check out whether it can be fixed.
If the hard drive can't be detected,you can try this way.Put the hdd in a zip-lock bag and put it in the freezer overnight. Then while it's still cold plug it into the computer and you may be able to view it in 'my computer'.
If it fails, you will have to go to a recovery office but let's hope not because it will cost you a lot of money and whether they can recover the data or not is not guarantee.
Good Luck!
This article will help.
How To Recover Lost Data From Crashed Hard Drive?

Posted on May 26, 2011

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SOURCE: 500gb buffalo external hard drive

click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again, sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems

click start click on my computer you should see your drive
right click then select format
another way is to control panel administrive tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select format
hope this helps

Posted on Jun 12, 2011

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