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I have been using this drive for over a year and this is the first time this ever happened. Select “Analyse” then . admin • September 21st, 2014 at 2:35 pm Hi Jay This shows how difficult this is to do in blog comments. to see the attributes.

After a while of disappearing and re-appearing and it telling me to format it, it just connects and all the files are now accessible as if it's new. I. Score 0 macusn 31 March 2012 09:37:33 try a longer usb cable. probably chkdsk will fix you up though.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT DIFFERENT MANUFACTURERS AND DIFFERENT DRIVE MODELS CAN STORE AND DISPLAY DIFFERENT SUBSETS OF S.M.A.R.T. admin • October 5th, 2014 at 3:46 pm Hi James and Christie You can both try HDDScan http://hddscan.com/ Run it and select your drive from the dropdown list. Are you able to see it in Windows but not TestDisk or GSmartControl? Connect it to another USB sport or another operating system and see if you can read the files.

Long story short, I paid for EaseUS Data Recovery; which was utterly crap. I got stuck after the deeper search analysis. Thanks everybody Score 0 alohascott 31 March 2012 09:14:50 by the way i understood what you said the first time. Any options to make it safe or anything, to avoid being need to reformat?

How old is it? James Jay • September 20th, 2014 at 11:31 pm My deeper search completed. They are very different than normal drives and can erase important data on a RAW partition just by connecting power to them. I'm always scanning it with MS essentials. 3.

Reply to John Raguinan m 0 l Thando22 29 January 2015 07:50:13 Hi Uchetil chkdsk (Your problem drive letter here no parentheses): /x I got an error: The type of the Hope this helps, James Matthias • September 17th, 2014 at 9:24 pm Hi James, I've downloaded Testdisk and followed your steps though Testdisk doesn't detect my external hard drive. thanks in advance. Bye admin • September 19th, 2014 at 1:23 pm Hi Pep If you look in the folder where testdisk_win.exe is, you should see a file called testdisk.log (or maybe just testdisk

Thanks for the help. The reality? Select the external hard drive where you lost your data and click "Scan" button, the software will quickly scan the selected disk to find all your target files. 3. C.

This repair does not apply to solid-state drives (SSD). However it was going to take several hours and the ui was a bit intimidating for a noob like me. So i would reformat the whole drive and recover. (All the time! There are no readable file allocation tables .

Click "Yes" just in case. thank you! Reply to Sushant Choudhary m 0 l nananarayanan 17 October 2014 10:08:15 dstambol said:chamo1 said:uchetil said:Try this: Start: All Programs: Accessories: Right click on Command Prompt, run as administrator... Wikipedia entry for S.M.A.R.T.

H. Is there a way that I can send you a private email and perhaps some screenshots that I took last week when my laptop surprisingly "died". Press “Y” if the partitions were created under Vista – “N” if not. I don't know how this is possible but i`m asking.

I'll just back out of this thread and let the psychic friends network continue helping you. Hi! It has done this 1 time(s). What was the Drive ORIGINALLY formated at and # of partitions/sizes?

you maybe didn't wait for a write to finish or lost power to the drive... but if the part that reads/writes to the drive is bad, you may just be damaging your data further. You may also try AVG free, Notorn or McAfee http://free.avg.com http://www.norton.com http://www.mcafee.com If the hard drive does not show up as a drive letter, you may go to device manager and OFFLINE TESTS and choose SHORT TEST to run the Short Test.

this will fix the most likely cause for windows to be crying for you to format a good drive... admin • September 20th, 2014 at 2:26 pm Hi Jannelle When you did the step with GSmartControl, did you see any indications of physical damage in the S.M.A.R.T. Help! You may wonder how it is corrupted because the last time you open it, it is in sound condition.

It is important to understand that the purpose of chkdsk is to repair file systems and it will do that even if it means deleting data in order to make the Hi 202D - thanks for the suggestion but I am a bit of a novice. I know that I keep saying it but I'll say it again.