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My external hard drive was working fine and then it just stopped working. When I try to open it, it freezes any computer I connect it to. Now when I try to open it, it says that the parameter is not correct. It also says something about NTFS formatted partition. I have tried to go to the Disk Management on My Computer but that freezes when I have the device connected so I can't even see the partition. I have Windows Vista. HELP!!

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Try Testdisk. see if it picks up the drive and if so get it to check the boot sector and rebuild it if necessary.

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Download the BartPE bootable iso and burn it on to a CD:

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Are the Hard drives setup as master & slave ? (plastic jumper on Hard drive at cable)..... is the Hard drives connected on separate ide cables... if they are ide drives ?

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