tsaord
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Need Help With External Hardrive.

Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:03 am

I have an external hard drive. i got my new computer yesterday and when i hooked the external hard drive to my computer it worked fine and i was able to view some stuff i saved to it. but then i pulled the cord out(the usb cable for the external drive before i safely turned the computer off) then later on when i plugged it back in it seems like it wont load to my computer. and when i go to "my computer" and click on the drive for the external one which is f, it says there was an error and there was a I/O device error and its inacessible. what does that mean? the lights on the external drive keep blinking.

can anyone help?
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RichardPrice
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RE: Need Help With External Hardrive.

Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:13 am

It sounds like either the controller or the drive itself might be damaged.

Try going into Disk Manager (right click My Computer -> Manage -> Disk Manager) and see if the drive is registering there, if it is then run a Disk Check on it to verify the filesystem. If it doesnt show up, you have issues.
 
DeltaWings
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RE: Need Help With External Hardrive.

Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:24 am

Before you unplug youre external hard drive, you should click on the little icon on your task bar: safely remove Hardware (a little green arrow).
It is recommended although you have a USB plug. I have a Trekstor and it tells you to do that.


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