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My computer cannot access my external hard drive

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  1. Skillit

    Skillit Thread Starter

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    Hello. Hoping that someone can help me out here and that I did not lose everything off my hard drive.

    This started just last night. I have a 300 gig external hard drive (I forget the brand, if that is relevant). When turn the hard drive on it starts running and my computer recognizes it in My Computer. However, I cannot access the hard drive in any way. When I try to there is a response about 2 minutes later saying "F:\ is not accessible. Error performing inpage operation."

    The LED on my hard drive enclosure remains lit and is red or green, I do not know the relevance of that either.

    If I left out any relevant information, please let me know and i will try and obtain it.

    Please let me know if there is any suggestions to getting my hard drive to work again. Or if there is any possible way for me to get the information off of it, if it is otherwise dead.

    Thank you.
     
  2. bigbear

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    See if you can access the drive through diskmanagement
    Go to start>run and type diskmgmt.msc and hit enter
     
  3. Skillit

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    Yes, the had drive appears there, but it says it has 100 percent free space when really about only 25% is free space. It also says that it is healthy.

    Is there anything that I can do from the Ddisk Management?
     
  4. bigbear

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    If you right click on the drive can you open it?
    If you can't I suggest you take the drive out of the caddy and install it as a slave in your pc and see if you can access it from there.
    Make sure it is jumpered correctly, cable select CS or slave SL
     
  5. Skillit

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    No it will not let me open it if i right click it. I also have a laptop so i cant install it in my computer either.
     
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    that program could not find anything off of it. I wont be able to try taking it out of its case for a couple of weeks until i visit a friend that is more capable of doing such things than me. Thank you for all you help
     
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