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My pc has a samsung HD161HJ hard drive as a second hard drive but now it wont reconise it in my computer and when it does it wont let me save anything on it

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    nsindian May 11, 2010

    When it does recognize it, check to see how it is formatted by right-clicking drive and selecting properties. it should say FAT32 or NTFS.

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It sounds like your drive is going bad. If you have a back up of your data, install a new drive and restore your data.
If your system can not recognize your drive, it means it can't read sector 0 from your drive. This sector contains crucial initial information about your drive, and it wouldn't work without it.

Good luck!

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