problem with my hd

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  1. chompi

    chompi MDL Member

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    #1 chompi, May 31, 2013
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    i order a case to hold a sata HD. say no need drivers is plug and play. so i put in my HD and plugged in a USB, check my computer and was there, but when i click on it display box say this HD need to be format. i dont want lo lose my files in that HD. i connected before with those small adapters and works well. any ideas from you people.
     
  2. steven4554

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    What is the filesystem of the external HD: ExFAT or NTFS
     
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  3. LatinMcG

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    #3 LatinMcG, May 31, 2013
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    use find and mount .. it works wonders.

    if issue is the hidden 100MB partition of a win7 hd not letting win7 inititalize it.. use linux that i make in usb with yumi usb tool from pendrivelinux... or hirensbootcd.org which has find and mount and u can put in usb with yumi also.

    but since its xp hdd likely.. its a corrupt partition table = do a chkdsk in hirens cd then reboot
    or use active@ partition recovery or similar freeware
     
  4. chompi

    chompi MDL Member

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    #4 chompi, May 31, 2013
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    let me tell you: is NTFS ....OS windows XP ....unfortunate..seagate i run seagate tools and show is OK. if i remove from de case and plug with the small adapter (those that say IDE-SATA) it works in one pc, that means is healthy. thing is that i want to put in a case to protect from dust and humidity.maybe something in bios, but i never go there. i dontknow how to handle. this HD is not my OS. only dvd's
     
  5. urie

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    You say it works in other PC when you remove it from case and use adaptor did you also try it on that same PC in the case.
     
  6. chompi

    chompi MDL Member

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    with the case, it shows in both computers but say you have to format the drive... with out case, with adapter it works well. i can see my dvds.
     
  7. LatinMcG

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    defective usb case.
     
  8. oldsh_t

    oldsh_t MDL Expert

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    Took the words right out of my mouth.:biggrin:

    I just had a Western Digital go bad on me and though I lost every thing on it. After doing some searching I found out that electronics were the problem. I pulled the drive out of the case and hook it up inside my computer and it works good now.

    Get a new case!!
     
  9. chompi

    chompi MDL Member

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    #9 chompi, Jun 1, 2013
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    maybe you right. i am going to try something else. I read here another person with the same problem with seagate HD. when he connect to his pc say RAW, like me.
     
  10. urie

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    Send case back get a replacement before you go screwing around with the drive you could end up loosing your files.
     
  11. chompi

    chompi MDL Member

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    thank you to you all. i formatted the HD and now is working good. case close.
     
  12. urie

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    @ chompi, I thought the whole point was you Didn't want to format and loose files.