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External Harddisk "failure"


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cosmiqeddie

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first of all, hi to all the experts n i hope someone can solve this problem for me.
i have a external hd with 320gb, running in windows XP pro and lately i found smthg weird happened to the hd as shown in the attactment. everytime i try to paste smthg into the hd, lets say a 700mb .avi file, the progress will definately hang during the 5% of the total progress, n shortly after tat, the error which shown in the attachment below popuped, and my hd gone undetected. i have to restart my hd by pushing off n on the power button on the external casing. so, i wish some1 could help me out

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Hello, and welcome to Geeks To Go.
Does your external hard drive have its own power source, or is it USB powered?
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own power source, since it is 3.5". connected to pc through usb. i've tried chkdsk under run, still cant work it out
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Can you enter BIOS (press F2 while booting the machine) and look to see if the external drive is recognized?
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do you have access to another computer to try plugging in the external drive to...does it see the drive and data...
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answer to hfcg :
Yes, my bios can regconize my harddisk, showing its model name in bios.

answer to happyrck :
i havent try it on any other computer yet since im having the problem with writting files into it, instead of harddisk detection. detection is not a problem, the problem lies in the writting part. mayb i should try on other pc?
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omg, my harddisk has gone even worse now, when i switch it on, my pc detects it n gone undetected in around 5 secs....help~
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good news, my hd is working in other computer, so my windows' problem?
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Did you install any software for this hard drive?
If so please uninstall it.
If not we need to update the driver.
Can you go to the manufactures web site and look for the correct driver?
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there is no extra softwares or drivers for my hd, juz like my kingston data travaller, plug and play, all auto detect. so i tried to uninstall the driver under control panel>system>hardware>device manager and a system restart is required......and guess wat? problem solved!!!! thx!
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Wonderful!
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