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I have a 1.5 GB external hard drive. It appears to be failing or near failure. I can get it to light up but my computer will not recognize it.
Is there any remedies?
Have you checked in Disk Management to make sure the HDD has a drive letter assigned?
If it doesn't then Windows will not recognize it and you will have to rt click on the device and assign a drive letter.
I will do that. I am running Puppy Linux for a few minutes and I am wondering if Disk Management is easy to find.
I am sure I will find it when I reboot.
Type Windows Disk Management in The Start Search.
control panel > Administrative Tools > dbl click computer Management > click Disk management. All your HDD's should be displayed and must have a drive letter assigned
Puppy Linux is certainly a fast OS. I suppose there are a bunch of drawbacks.
Probably not an appropriate place to start a discussion.
When I do the above, it indicates I need to initialize the drive. When I try to do that I get "Data error Cyclic redundancy check".
Get the free bootable iso of this,
and run a Surface Scan.
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