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Western External Hard Drive appears to be failing

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  • Started 1 year ago by LeMarsMan
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LeMarsMan
Posts: 314

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?

Input appreciated.

LM

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germ-x
germ-x
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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.

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LeMarsMan
Posts: 314

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.

Thanks

LM

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Xhi
Xhi
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Type Windows Disk Management in The Start Search.

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germ-x
germ-x
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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

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LeMarsMan
Posts: 314

Thanks.

Puppy Linux is certainly a fast OS. I suppose there are a bunch of drawbacks.

Probably not an appropriate place to start a discussion.

Thanks again.

LM

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LeMarsMan
Posts: 314

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".

Any thoughts?

LM

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Get the free bootable iso of this,
http://www.partitionwizard.com.....nager.html
and run a Surface Scan.

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