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bensonreaper

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Hi I thought I would put my question here rather than starting a new thread.

I am having prolems with my HDD, I have read over several other threads but have not found the problem I seem to be having.

I have tried the HDD on another windows 7 computer and plugged it directly ino the mains and swapped the usb cable and the usb port it was plugged into.

When I try to go into Disk Managnement however all I get is "Connecting To Virtual Disk Service" at the bottom of the window and then nothing.

Any help is massively appreciated
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Wolfeymole

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Hello Benson and welcome to Geeks To Go.

I have split your post to a new thread as where you posted originally is an ongoing thread and what might be termed hijacking will only lead to confusion.

Thank you for your understanding.

Your error to me is indicating that the external drive is interfering with Windows when it is trying to access Disk Management.

If you disconnect the drive I bet you can get into Disk Management without a problem yes?
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Thank you for the welcome

Ah yes sorry, I though I had double posted for a second there.

Yes if I disconnect the drive I can run Disk management no problem.
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This suggests that the external drive is still partially active but not fully.

In a nutshell the drive is on its way out Benson.
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Yes I feared as much.

Is there anyway to retrieve the data before it goes?
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Well you could try Recuva which I think I mentioned in the previous thread but the thing is that if Windows cannot access the drive then what hope might Recuva have?

Try it for nothing anyway mate.

http://www.piriform....recuva/download

Here's a more in-depth aspect to what it can do.

http://www.piriform.com/recuva
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Ok I will give it a spin and see.

Many thanks for your advice anyway mate. :)
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Please do Benson and let us know how you go on. :thumbsup:
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