Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

non responsive hard drive


  • Please log in to reply

#1
thero_cpd

thero_cpd

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 99 posts
my pc crashed yesterday and ever since then it doesnt seem to want to pick up on the portable hard drive i have connected to it. most of the data i have is on the portable as the pc's hard drive is only 40gb. ive tryed changing the wires and also which usb port to use and nothing! PLZ PLZ PLZ help (if you need any more information like specs i can find that out for you if needed)
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
SRX660

SRX660

    motto - Just get-er-done

  • Technician
  • 4,345 posts
If you are running Win XP, go to the administrative tools/ computer management/ disk management and see if you can see the hd there. If it says anything buy healthy on the drive you will probably need to format the drive again with the manufacturers utilities to get it to work. You can also use the tools to reformat the drive so windows can see the drive. If you need to save data off the drive the only program i have had any luck with is Zero Assumption Recovery software. It costs $90 so the data must be worth that to you. The trial version of ZAR does not save files.

SRX660
  • 0

#3
thero_cpd

thero_cpd

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 99 posts
i managed to phone threw to the company that made the hard drive and they say its a mechanical fault and the data cant be saved only a be replaced by a new drive. :whistling: but thanks for the help anyway
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP