external hdd

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    Error 0x8000FFFF On A WD My Book External HDD

    I'm having issues with Error 0x8000FFFF with my WD My Book External HDD (2TB). This issue just recently started this morning after a forced windows update rebooted my computer while I was asleep and when I tried to save something on my HDD I keep getting the error, not only can I not save new...
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    Solved How to format my hard drive from my old pc

    I used the hdd from my old laptop to create an external hard drive, but when I plug it in it shows as 4 different drives in my computer. I want to format it, but I wouldn't know how to go about it because of the multiple drives. Their names and size are: SYSTEM (D: ) 198 MB, Local disk (E: )...
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    My Book exHDD not recognized/detected/showing up anywhere

    Hi, I have an older WD My Book (model #WD3200D032). It is more of an archive than anything I use daily, but I do use it, and it stopped working today. Even though it's getting power and I can hear it spinning, it disappeared from the File explorer and the Disk Management console. It's as if...
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    external hdd error 0x8000FFFF, please help

    i have an HP Simple Save 465GB external HDD, on win 8.1, when i try to copy files to the HPSS it says " can't read from source file or disk " and if i try to create a new file or folder there it gives error code " 0x8000FFFF: catastrophic failure " i can access files on the drive even copy them...
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    need help bringing my external HDD back to life

    when connecting my External HDD it to a pc, it is shown as "local disk" with no other info like free space etc. visible. while the external HDD is connected, i cannot open disk management or diskpart. they open as soon as i disconnect the HDD. i also tried opening it on Ubuntu but cannot mount...