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Same Local Disk issue on WD External Hardrive, Please Help

Hey there, im running testdisk, but im afraid of doing something wrong, can you guide me through, my email is coybruniclark@hotmail.com
as of right now after hitting "Analize" i see my hard drive and it even says My Book, below that it says
Bad Sector Count.
No Partition is bootable
i was wondering what to do next. and then after that what to do next
i appreciate your help.
Coy

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Scan your files virus is infected so please scan fiels than it will work means remove the bad sectors

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Then how about an explanation?

What most likely happened (and Windows has a bad habit of doing this...) is that the partition tables on your hard drive were deleted.  Either by an error in Windows or by some other application that is running.

Otherwise... It could have also been caused by not using the "Safely Unplug Hardware" function in Windows.

That's right.  That little icon that you normally ignore about plugging and unplugging USB devices?  You REALLY need to pay attention to it when it comes to data storage devices.  I myself have had this very same issue occur with my external drive.  It happened to me a couple times this month in fact.

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