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my computer recognizes the drive letter but not the data on external hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by imblueeyes2, Jun 3, 2006.

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  1. imblueeyes2

    imblueeyes2 Thread Starter

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    i can't get my puter to read the data on an external hard drive. wants me to format it even though it recognizes the drive letter i gave it when i did format it. don't want to lose the 100+ gigs of data i have on this drive.
     
  2. techkid

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    Does the external drive work on another machine?

    Also, while the drive is still connected, can you go into Device Manager (right-click My Computer, click on 'Manage...', click on 'Device Manager') to check for any yellow exclamation marks or red crosses next to anything in there?
     
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    gonna take it to work an see if it works on that puter. will have an answer tomorrow.
     
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