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Windows 7: I can't access my samsung external hard drive. please please help


18 Oct 2011   #11

windows7, windows XP home
 
 

Oh sorry, I forgot to mention,
Now I am using XP home. I have 7 at work, and I tried there, it was the same.
So I am on XP-home now.

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18 Oct 2011   #12

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OK. Run CDI - lets see what is says.
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18 Oct 2011   #13

windows7, windows XP home
 
 

Here is the result of CDI:

I can't access my samsung external hard drive. please please help-cdi-result-samsung-s2-ext-drive.jpg


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18 Oct 2011   #14

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OK.

Can you access the drive in Windows Explorer at all? If so, can you copy across any data you require to somewhere else - I think the only thing we can try now is a reformat of the USB drive.

How old is it? CRC errors are usually a sign the disk might be on the way to the junkyard.

Regards,
Golden
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18 Oct 2011   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

OK. I am not sure whether this is going to help you but no harm in trying.

Read this thread Regain a lost drive using Test Disk - An Illustrated Guide thoroughly (especially Part 2 which was the real test) and run Test Disk.

Pay attention and read every Window from top to bottom before inputting your commands. If Test Disk is successful in retrieving and writing the partition data and shows the partition, press P as indicated in the relevant window to list the folders/files. You can then copy them to another drive.

Take your time to read and understand the working of Test Disk from my guide as well as Test Disk website.

Also have a look at this article http://www.***********/resource/raw-e...e-recovery.htm You may want to try this first as it appears to be easier.

Let us know what happens. Good luck.
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19 Oct 2011   #16

windows7, windows XP home
 
 

Quote:
Can you access the drive in Windows Explorer at all? If so, can you copy across any data you require to somewhere else - I think the only thing we can try now is a reformat of the USB drive.

How old is it? CRC errors are usually a sign the disk might be on the way to the junkyard.
Hi Golden, No I can't access the drive in Windows Explorer either.
It has not been a year that I bought it.
I am not sure if this CDI is reliable, becouse I got similar result from my local drive check. Here it is:

I can't access my samsung external hard drive. please please help-cdi-result-local-drive.jpg

Hi Jumanji, I will try your suggestion too. Hope I can save my data somehow...


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19 Oct 2011   #17

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

In Disk Management, is the drive shown at all?

Crystal Disk Info is quite reliable - your C: drive has a few issues, but not as bad as the USB drive. Can you also try the HUTIL tool from this link:

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

If the Samsung diagnostic tools can't read the drive, then I'm not sure what else we can do. I'll see if I can find a hardware guru to help.

Regards,
Golden

Regards,
Golden
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24 Oct 2011   #18

windows7, windows XP home
 
 

[QUOTE=jumanji;1620928]OK. I am not sure whether this is going to help you but no harm in trying.

Read this thread Regain a lost drive using Test Disk - An Illustrated Guide thoroughly (especially Part 2 which was the real test) and run Test Disk.
QUOTE]

Hi Jumanji,

I am trying Test Disk.

Following window appeared:
Name:  invalid fat boot sector.jpg
Views: 86
Size:  57.7 KB

I continued with analyze: and following window appeared:
Name:  no partition found.jpg
Views: 51
Size:  43.0 KB

I went on with deeper search and waiting...

There is also a recovery program in it named as photorec_win but it didn't help, or I didn't wait enough. It is starting and giving "error reading sector" 1794,2691,3588 ........ It goes like this, and I stopped it.


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24 Oct 2011   #19

windows7, windows XP home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

In Disk Management, is the drive shown at all?
Hi Golden

Here is the disk management window.

I can't access my samsung external hard drive. please please help-disk-management.jpg

It is in turkish. I can translate it if necessary
It appears there as local drive (K


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24 Oct 2011   #20

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Mmm. The K: is the USB drive right? Did you try the HUTIL tool at all?

Regards,
Golden
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