The problem that lie below appears to be, from my unrelenting searching, an unfixable external HD issue:
I have a tablet pc that I inquired on this site back in August. Post can be found here: http://www.geekstogo...sult_type=posts
I also have a Dell Dimension 830 Desktop Computer, Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz CPU and 2 gb of RAM, running Win XP Home.
While I was running my Tablet (TPC) I was using my external HD that runs on USB 2 and connects to the computer through a USB port. I had it running (successfully, I might add for several days) on a 4-port USB hub. I believe I was running a wireless mouse, HD, Printer, and something else?? I unplugged the hub ( as I have done hundreds of times) and I got an error. I plugged the HD back in and I received a Code 10 error from Win.
This is the problem. I still get that error when plugging in my HD. I cannot access no matter what I do. It seems that Win is not recognizing it. It will show up under DM with a yellow ! on it telling me of the Code 10 error. I then plugged it into my desktop at home and the same thing. My wife’s computer; same thing. Here it remains, forever a "Code 10?" I am not convinced; however, acceptance of this fact looms in the distance.
I am no computer geek by any stretch (I have taught myself just enough to be dangerous!), but what I have attempted so far to no avail is the following:
--Going into device manger and deleting all USB entries
--Going into the registry and deleting under USB related to that drive
--I have removed the HD from its housing and ran it directly into my computer as a slave and every other setting known to HD’s
--I have tried it in many computers---no
--I have tried it in various USB ports---no
--I have hooked it into a powered USB hub---no
--I have unplugged my computer from the main overnight ---o
--I have unplugged the HD from the USB and power ---no
--I have replaced the USB cable---no
AND, the HD is currently in my deepfreeze.....status, unknown as of yet.
I do not have an install disk.
I must, absolutely, without a doubt, retrieve the data.
btw, if anyone has any suggestions regarding storage, preservation and saving data e.g. picture, movies, music, documents I would love to hear what you have done. Ironically, my brother had all his on a partitioned computer HD and lost everything, well, most of it was backed up on a carry-with-you external HD, which the other day fell off his desk onto one of the legs of his chair and broke. It is no longer accessible. He has a quote of $400-$800 to have the data retrieved. (We're in the wrong business fellas!) Again, what are we supposed to do?? Open a safe deposit box and save things on every kind of media known to man and drop it off daily?
I now digress,
Merry Christmas everyone.