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Every time i connect my hard dive obe portion is showing and the other portion ask for format. how solve such problem. Hitachi HTS541616J9AT00 USB Device 160 GB

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  • Troy Staley
    Troy Staley Oct 15, 2010

    this is an external hard drive then?

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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.

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The problem isn't in replacing the hard drive 'per se', for that you just need an EIDE 2.5" hard disk of suitable capacity - anything above 15 Gb, and chances are you can't even find anything below 60 Gb nowadays.

The problem lies in unmounting the hard disk (and that depends on your PC make and model, which you do not state) and in backing up the previous disk's data.

Anyway, since the DK23BA is a 2.5" HD, we're dealing with a laptop. Most laptops have a special hard disk bay, held in place by two or three screws and marked with a hard disk symbol (sort of cylinder shown in perspective). Unscrew the bay (or unlock the bay door), and you'll see a metal casket usually held by a tab or additional screws. The hard disk is inside, and the flat cable powering it is usually either a "micro" model with a gripping tab to extract it, or a slide into which the hard disk is slotted. Un-slot the hard disk by sliding it horizontally, or unclamp the flat cable, and get out the casket. There are two types: one is screwed flush to the hard disk, the other comes away by itself and is held to the hard disk by the same screws holding it to the chassis.

Note the position of the hard disk (belly up or belly down) because the new hard disk will have to be put in the same position. Swap the hard disks and remount everything in reverse.

The PC now will not boot because the new hard disk is empty. You need to format it and install the OS on it. In the case of Windows OSes you also need the serial number (usually on the PC, the license, or the paper envelope the original CD came in).

At this point my suggestion is to purchase an external 2.5" USB drive enclosure (around US$ 15) and install the old hard disk, if it works still, inside. Then you can connect the old disk to the new computer and copy all your old data.

If you want to "clone" the old disk, proceed as above, but use a "rescue CD" (there are many around, the free ones usually Linux based) and boot off the CD. Then tell the rescue program that the disk to recover is the USB one, and to recover it onto the new disk. You'll end up with a bunch of free space on the new drive, and you'll probably be asked whether to repartition it and make it available. Do so, and you'll end up with a C:\ disk which is identical to the previous one, and a D:\ disk holding whatever extra space the new drive has that the old hadn't - for a 60Gb hard drive, that'll mean a 15Gb C: and a 45Gb D:.

This is a very general walkthrough and requires some experience in dealing with PCs. So far as you don't WRITE anything to the old disk, and don't drop it or mount the new one the wrong way, whatever you do should be undo-able.

Posted on Nov 02, 2009

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This is typically a corrupt mass storage driver in windows. You can try removing C:\windows\driver cache (may be c:\windows\system32\drivercache too.

Then reboot; and see how it works. This resolves most of of the issues. http://techrxgb.com (please join us on facebook for hints / tips and tricks)

Posted on Jul 23, 2010

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Dear Sir/Madam, with respect to your query , if you have purchased the hard drive separtely from the market you can get the replacement in chennai or accross india -78 location . If your drive belongs to laptop or desktop comes along with the branded one you need to approach the same laptop or desktop vendor. for more details pls call 1800-103-1357 or send a mail to rmasupport.india@hitachigst.com
Regards - Kamath.

Posted on Feb 09, 2011

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A Hitachi USB external hard drive is a device that acts as portable, removable storage for your personal computer. If you need additional space to house files on your computer but don't want to go to the trouble of installing an internal drive inside the case, a USB external hard drive is your best option. These drives are "plug and play" devices, which means that very little can actually go wrong. If you're having problems, fixing them shouldn't take more than a minute or two.

Check your connections. A USB cable needs to be connecting your Hitachi external hard drive to your computer. Your external hard drive's power cable also needs to be plugged into a functional wall outlet, surge protector, extension cord or power strip. Make sure your Hitachi USB external hard drive is turned to "On." An "On/Off" button is present on the front of the unit. If the indicator light around said button is not illuminated, the drive is "Off" and your computer won't be able to recognize it. Press it to turn it on and then try to access your drive again. Format your hard drive. If your Hitachi USB external hard drive doesn't currently have a file system on it, you won't be able to use it to store data. Open up the "Computer" icon in the "Start" menu. Right-click on your USB external hard drive's icon and click "Format." Click "Start." This will install a file system on your Hitachi USB external hard drive. After this process is finished, you will now be able to use your drive. Restart your computer. Certain models of computers (especially older models) won't recognize new hardware unless your computer boots with the hardware already connected. Leave your USB drive plugged in and restart your computer. Once you do this, your Hitachi USB external hard drive should appear as normal in the "Computer" folder with all of your other drives. Hope this helps.

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Make sure you are not connecting with a usb hub, connect directly to a port on your pc. Then reboot and check in my computer and see if it shows up. Feel free to ask me any other questions, Thanks for using FixYa

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The windows disk management utility will help solve this issue most of the time. Use the directions below:

Right click on you "My Computer" Icon

A menu will open

Chose "Manage"

The Computer Management window will open

The Computer Management window is broken down into 3 sections.

The first section on the left side of the window shows a menu. Disk Management is on the lower portion of the menu.

The right side is separated into two sections, top and bottom. The top portion shows a list of active drives on the computer. The lower portion shows all drives connected to the computer. CD or DVD drives that have not disk will not show as active drives on the top section, but can be seen in the lower section.

The lower section will show the drive description, drive size and drive condition (online or off line) in small box on the left side of that section. Disk drives will designate a "Drive" and a number. Drive 0 is usually your internal hard drive. Then it would list drive 1, drive 2, etc, depending on how many internal and external drive sources you have connected to your computer. Then it will list your CD drives and generally show their drive letter assignments.

Next to the smaller section described above, is a larger section which shows the driver letter, size of the driver and condition (if working correctly will show "healthy")

This is the area you can right click and get a menu that will allow you to open, explore, mark the partition as active, change the driver letter, format the drive or delete a partition. (A note of caution here. Changing the driver letter on your main hard drive partition will cause windows to stop functioning. The main hard drive, or hard drive partition, is normally given the letter "C".) A hard drive may show two or more partitions with separate drive letters designated for each partition.

A drive that is having a problem may show that it needs to be formatted (status as Unformatted). This can be done from this window. An external drive, whether it is a hard drive or CD/DVD drive, can have the letter designator change done if you want to organize your external drives. There are times when a drive will not show up because the drive letter that they are programmed to use are taken. Most USB drives are programmed to us the letters "F" or "G". In this area, you can assign the USB drive any drive letter that is not being used and this will make it visible in windows.

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1. Download this tool:
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2. Format

(WARNING: After running this low level format tool,
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Therefore, data restoration will be impossible after using this utility!)

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