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Usb seagate 160 gb hard disk

I hav usb seagate 160 gb hard disk.nw it is nt getting open message is the file or directory is corrupted or unreadable........CHKDSK is also not working for it.error is "unable to determine volume version and start"....plz help fast

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    bkjain Jul 26, 2008

    what is kick starting???

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Your hard-drive is crashed and unreadable by win32.dll what you can do is try kick starting by using your friend computer it just might do it. I had same problem and I asked my son to using my hard-drive on his PC. It worked and still working. good luck

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

  • Champaklal Patel
    Champaklal Patel Jul 27, 2008

    My friend it means just take it 2 ur friends or someone else PC n see if it works with there PC. That's all

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