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Faulty Ext. Hard Drive, no access.

Q: Faulty Ext. Hard Drive, no access.

Hey everyone So I recently picked up this external hard drive from a friend who Hard Drive, no access. Ext. Faulty was having some issues with it From his first description I thought Faulty Ext. Hard Drive, no access. I would be able to solve it myself but it turns out the problem is way more complex and unknown to me than I had thought Here's what's up -The Hard drive is a standard external one connected to the PC via a standard USB cable One regular USB connector on the PC side and a small one I believe they are refered to as 'mini-USB Type B' on the drive's side -When connected to the PC it shows up like an internal hard drive strangely not with the external devices -It cannot be browsed or accessed in any other way the windows explorer will either load -extremely- slowly without success OR freeze OR simply say it cannot be accessed -The furthest I got in terms of interacting with it was to uninstall and reinstall it via disk manager -All other attempts fail formatting is impossible as a right click leads to the problems described in point I tried to format after uninstalling installing the drive since a message came up telling me to do so eventhough I was planning to do it anyway -The drive brand is completely unknown to me it was purchased in Hong Kong and bears the label 'Buffalo' Any feedback or ideas on this topic are more than welcome Thanks in advance amp looking forward to some help Pluffi

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A: Faulty Ext. Hard Drive, no access.


Are you able to access this drive from the command prompt? If so, try a chkdsk /R on it and lets see if that improves access.

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A:HELP Faulty Hard drive??

It is possible that the fall damaged the hard drive read/write heads, the hardware that positions the heads, and/or possibly the disc surfaces as well. This is particularly true if the drive was powered up at the time of the fall.

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A:Faulty Hard-Drive?

Put the drive in a freezer bag and chill it right down for an hour , then try again.

Sometimes works, and if it does then extract everything you can. It may be your only access chance.

If nothing else, you perhaps realise now that a HDD is only temporary storage, and must be backed up. They are cheaper these days but the quality and longevity has not improved.
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A:Faulty Hard Drive

I will ask a Moderator to escalate your issue. A failed hard disk is covered under warranty. You may be asked to provide the hardawre fail code that the test gave you. I hope you have your recovery media available. You will need the recovery media  to recover the notebook to its factory delivered state.
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A:Faulty Hard Drive??

From the hard drive's manufacturer's web site, download and run the diagnostic tool.
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A:Faulty hard drive?

Sounds like a bad drive.

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What other devices are turned off?
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A:Faulty Hard drive? Or does XP just really suck

You can run diagnostics on the drive to rule out failure:

Depending on the brand:

Western Digital
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A:Is my hard drive faulty/broken?

Do you have any idea how long the scorch marks have been there?

In particular, have they been there longer than you have had blue screens?

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Use something like SeaTools to check condition of HDD, link to download here
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Good question!

First, what brand is the hard drive? Just about every manufacturer has their own diagnostic software. Go to their site and download it, and test the hard drive yourself.

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A:Testing out a HARD DRIVE from a faulty computer to see if it works or not.

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A:Recover Data from Faulty Hard Drive thats been partitioned

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A:Faulty power supply affect hard drive/computer performance?

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A:A Disk Read Error Occurred (pretty sure it's not a faulty hard-drive)

It is a Sony laptop, not really serviceable except by them, I did find this on Sony's site. You could try resetting the bios.
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Copy/paste or click and drag.

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Background please: Did you try a repair install? No data loss with that.

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A:Can't access old Hard Drive, need help!

Hello Jackson22 Welcome to the Ten Forums!

That clicking sound you initially hear doesn't sound good at all and likely is the main reason for not seeing any volume being mounted. The Read/Write heads are slapping up against the main spindle in the drive is what you are hearing with the clicking sound before the armature simply freezes up on you. You can just about forget the use of any recovery software since the problem is worn hardware!

I think after this you will start to fully understand the term "Backup" which can any number of options for seeing anything and everything backed up from a partition or drive onto external or removable media or simply to another drive installed on the system just in case something like this comes up. And unfortunately I have to indicate here that you may likely have to bring the drive in to a shop where your files can be recovered for you. You either bring blank dvd-rs, a couple of large flash drives if not an external or spare hard drive you have where they can restore the files to for a fee of course.

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Files which are located inside a user account folder on the drive which has been moved to another PC are "access denied" to protect the privacy of the person to whom that account belongs -- even if that person is you. You are now using a different account & Windows has no way of knowing that you are the same person who owns that old user account.

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For Windows XP:

For Windows Vista:

For Windows 7:
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It's not as easy, but still do-able!

How to Create a Bootable Disk for an NTFS or FAT Partition (Q119467)
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A:Cannot access Second Hard Drive

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A:Please Help! Am not able to access the hard drive

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

Please download (save) SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri) to your desktop. SmitfraudFix runs under W2K, XP only.

Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop. Select all of the contents and Extract them
to a new folder called SmitfraudFix.
Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).
Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.

Download SDFix and save it to your Desktop.
Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix and remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
Remember to re-enable the protection again afterwards before connecting to the Internet.

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Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.

Open the c:\SDFix folder and double click RunThis.cmd to start the script.
Type Y to begin the script.
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Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
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A:can't access hard drive, please help

You will probably have to reinstall Windows on the drive to boot with it.

XP does not "password protect" individual files and folders -- but the SID (Security Identifier) for those files and folders is different and that could be why you are getting "access denied"

Take posession of them:;en-us;308421


Permissions (using Calcs)

For example:

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A:cannot access hard drive

Hello sfgabna102, and welcome to our forums!

Since you obviously have access to another computer with internet access; I'd advise you to follow these steps:

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A:Trying to get Access to my Hard Drive


If you are just trying to access your documents etc.

Just take control of the "Users" folder "Your logon name" as this is where all your document files are!

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A:Can't access hard drive

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I have had this prob before but i just used the special permissions tab and overwrote the permissions so that i could access, but now i dont have that option anymore.

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How do i enable this option or trick xp pro into thinking it is on a domain so i can get this option?

Thanks guys


A:Hard Drive Access

I told you it was a stupid one, Sorry guys i sorted the problem now.

I was not doing it in safe mode, hahaha

Thanks guys
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A:Cannot Access to Second Hard Drive

Hello jsdude99,

Are you saying the Hard Drive is connected to your computer wireless via Mvix box?
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A:Can't access hard drive

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A:unable to access hard drive

Have you or anyone else been "checking things out" in the computer (both software or hardware)? Sometimes we get curious about how things work and try to do our own "tweaking" and it turns out bad.

It is possible that the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) got changed and the computer think there is no hard drive connected to it.

Does your "Hard Drive" light go on when you first turn your system on? (normally a yellow light that "blinks/flickers" while your system is starting up and while accessing the hard drive at other times)
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A:[SOLVED] How to access all of hard drive

Hi -

Is the additional 1 TB of space listed in Disk Management as "unallocated"? If so, you can format it and assign it a drive letter via Disk Management.

If unsure of what I am asking, please open Disk Management and take a screenshot pic and post.

Click on START | type diskmgmt.msc | maximize the screen | use Snipping Tool for screenshot

START | type snip | select Snipping Tool

Regards. . .


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What operating system? Is the drive jumpered correctly? Is it formatted and partitioned?
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A:cannot access external hard drive

Discs do go bad and that may be the case here. I suggest you download the diagnostic utility from the HD manufacturer and run it.
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A:Help with hard drive access problem.

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