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Portable Hard Drive problems

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bushidosniper, Jun 26, 2011.

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  1. Bushidosniper

    Bushidosniper Thread Starter

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    Hello, I have a CIRAGO USB 2.0 High Speed 320GB Portable hard drive. It has been really unstable, slow, and erroneous lately. At first I thought it was my PC itself, so I went inside and cleaned out all the dust and made sure everything was in the right spot and functioning. Then I turned the PC back on, and plugged my Portable HD in, but it recognizes as Local Disk(G: ) -as opposed to what it always recognized it as, which was CIRAGO(G: ). And If i select it it tells me

    The Disk in Drive G is not formatted. Would you like to format now?
    (yes/no)

    And when i press yes, it says

    The disk in drive G cannot be formatted.

    So I have no clue whats going on at this point, so I try Chkdsk /f, it's worked in the past for hard drive acting up. When I run Chkdsk /f G:, I get this error

    Cannot open volume for direct assess.

    So now im completely confused. It went from working fine to being slow and erroneous, now it just doesnt work at all.

    PLEASE HELP ME TECH GUY!!!!

    Additional Info-Running XP SP3, PHD is USB and I've tried it on the other USB ports, same thing. Also, I have data on this hard drive, and since these weird things have been happening to it, I haven't added or deleted anything off it

    I hope you guys know whats going on because I sure don't.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Apparently the external drive died, after giving some warning signals: "It went from working fine to being slow and erroneous, now it just doesnt work at all."
     
  3. Bushidosniper

    Bushidosniper Thread Starter

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    So theres no explanation :(

    Cuz i haven't done anything to it, but the PC still recognizes it.
     
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    Perhaps a diagnostic from the drive manufacturer?
     
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