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jmoscow08

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Hello all, i have a 500 Gb SUMO external hd and this morning it didnt show up on my pc,
earlier i transfered a movie onto the playstation 3 and then put back my external hd to my computer, later i checked it and nothing showed up, something popped up saying USB not recognised ,and installing drivers ,then showed up malfunction or something. I often transfer movies to my ps3 so i dont think that was the cause.
The external hd light is on and u can hear it starting up, its on but its just now showing up.
Have I lost my data ,can anyone help me please?
My external HD has a plug to power it also.

Edited by jmoscow08, 13 December 2008 - 12:13 PM.

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Also its not showing up under Disk Managment.
I tried it on my laptop and on my PC ,but no luck on either.
Please help because i have a lot of valuable stuff on it.
Thanks

Edited by jmoscow08, 13 December 2008 - 12:23 PM.

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I looked in the event log
i got two warnings showing up at the time the hardrive failed
The errors are the same
Here it is


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Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 51
Source: Disk
Version: 5.2
Symbolic Name: IO_WARNING_PAGING_FAILURE
Message: An error was detected on device %1 during a paging operation.

Explanation
An input/output (I/O) request to a memory-mapped file failed and the operation was retried.


User Action
If these events are logged regularly on a primary system drive, replace the device. Otherwise, no user action is required.



Version: 5.0
Symbolic Name: IO_WARNING_PAGING_FAILURE
Message: An error was detected on device %1 during a paging operation.

Explanation
An input/output (I/O) request to a memory-mapped file failed and the operation was retried.


User Action
If these events are logged regularly on a primary system drive, replace the device. Otherwise, no user action is required.
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