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HELP! Can't access my external HD enclosure

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by brodie1980, Dec 29, 2010.

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  1. brodie1980

    brodie1980 Thread Starter

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    Ok so I have a WD SATA hard drive in and external enclosure. Now I can't get it to connect to any PC. I took it to a repair shop and they said the drive might be corrupt. They tried connecting it directly via SATA cable and still no luck. The promising thing is the drive sounds good. It powers up fine. Spins good from what I can hear. I can even see it in my windows explorer but cannot access the drives. Also the drive is partitioned into 2 drives if that helps. Does anyone know if this is fixable? I really don't want to go to a data recovery place and pay over $500 when i think the problem is much simpler. Any help would be greatly appriciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Rich-M

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    If you can see it in Windows Explorer you should be able to run checkdisk on it in My Computer. Find the drive in My Computer, right click it and choose "Properties", "Tools," "Error Checking" and put checks in both boxes and then hit apply OK. If it says it has to reboot to do it well do so.
     
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