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try connecting to another pc

Western Digital... | Answered on May 25, 2007


You should not even try to install an operating system on an external drive. Windows looks at the "C" drive and installs programs to "C" drive. You are trying to put it on the "G" drive. You will have too many problems and wish you never had tried. Buy a larger main drive and partition it with two equal partitions. Then "Dual Boot". You will find how to do this on the internet. Just Google "Dual Booting".

Western Digital... | Answered on Sep 09, 2018


Get TESTDISK and see if it is recognised, if so TestDisk has some tools that may help

Western Digital... | Answered on Feb 06, 2018


hirens boot disc can sometimes crack 32bit passwords
http://www.hirensbootcd.org/
here is a link with some instructions
http://forum.hddguru.com/viewtopic.php?t=19569&start=

Western Digital... | Answered on Jan 19, 2018


If your HARD DRIVE was exposed to a magnetic field, this can happen.
Try a scandisck run.
Boot up in safe mode and run fix disk.

Western Digital... | Answered on Dec 19, 2017


The hard disk is having bad sectors on its first 3000 sectors.the bad sectors are caused by degradation of the platter of the hard disk.OR the factory area of the hard disk has certain files called SMART, G -LIST and other log files.Unless one empties those log files with a good tool , one cant format ones hard disk.

Western Digital... | Answered on Nov 27, 2017


This is likely a couple problems;

1. The hard drive is dying or is dead. You're looking at hardware recovery if this is the case. There are some tools such as Spinrite that might be able to recover the disk. (GRCHard drive data recovery software)

2. The power supply on the computer/laptop is not functioning as well as it used to. Try using another PC to see if there's any difference in results.

Western Digital... | Answered on Nov 15, 2017


Download testdisk and run it to see if it recognised in the list. If so use the intel option to find a boot sector

Western Digital... | Answered on Oct 11, 2017


Remove the drive from the external case it is in and connect directly to your computer - see if the bios recognizes it. If so, the OS will do so also and you can access it. Also means the electronics of the external case are no good. If not recognized in other machine, the hard drive has gone to hard drive heaven and needs to be replaced.

Western Digital... | Answered on Sep 09, 2017

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