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Solved: external HD I/O errors

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by begud4me, Aug 27, 2007.

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  1. begud4me

    begud4me Thread Starter

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    ok so i use an external HD for all my music, it is a seagate 120 gig. Today i filled it all the way up as i finished ripping my cd collection into mp3 format. As i was adding the new folders into iTunes my op sys (Win Xp Pro) froze up. After i re-started the drive stopped reading all together and just gives me an "I/O drive error" message when i try and access it. I have tried hooking it up to my mac and taking it out of the case and hooking it up as a slave on my pc neither way worked....please any ideas will help as this is like three months worth of cd ripping and music purchases on the line.
     
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    really? no one has any ideas on what i can do to get the information off this drive? when i hook it up as a slave my pc says that it is not formatted and asks if i would like too. it also wont let me defragment the drive....i am trying as i tye to run scan/chk dsk via windows.
     
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    ok so i am bumping this post, in hopes that some fresh eyes might be able to suggest at least a piece of software that can retrieve the files from this drive. I know there is no way that this some rare isolated incident.
     
  4. ChuckG

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    I'll assume here that the drive did not have a mechanical failure.

    What happen to you sounds similar to what happened to another member a little while back. What I would do is to slave the drive to your PC and then follow what happened in this thread:

    http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/585139-solved-harddrive-just-died-file.html

    If you lost your partition, the software link in the thread will help you.
     
  5. begud4me

    begud4me Thread Starter

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    ok thanks, i will try anything at this point. i will re-post results later this afternoon.
     
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    yeah so i couldnt get that program to work on the drive. it would just sit there acting like it was scanning it but the time remaining never changed and it never finished. i am guessing that the drive is a paper weight and i have lost alot of money and time...
     
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    The problem may be that you "filled it up".

    If you're ready to toss it, try formatting it again first.
     
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