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Windows 7: IOMEGA External Harddrive stopped recognizing after system restart.

21 Jun 2012   #1
Carbomb

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
IOMEGA External Harddrive stopped recognizing after system restart.

I had to restart my computer after installing something, upon logging back in the light on the back of my external stopped working and it stopped recognizing. But I can still hear it spinning. Can I fix this? If not how do I recover my files?


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21 Jun 2012   #2
marsmimar

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Hello Carbomb and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please post a screenshot of your expanded Disk Managment. It may give a clue as to why your external Iomega is no longer being recognized. Perhaps it no longer has a drive letter associated with it, or something else.

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21 Jun 2012   #3
Carbomb

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

My external was showing up a "G" drive.


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21 Jun 2012   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i had the same issue with a iomega, it would show up eventually after trying a few restarts, when i finally got it to show i copied everything off it to a different external, and i havent used it since,
if you manage to get it to show you may want to do the same,
personally i feel it cant be trusted with my data, so until i can try it in a different enclosure then its redundant.
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21 Jun 2012   #5
marsmimar

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I'd have to agree with boohbah. The IT dept where I work bought a bunch of Iomega externals a few months ago. They had to replace all of them due to a very high failure rate (they said roughly 3 out of 4 failed.)
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21 Jun 2012   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

thats pretty poor 3 in 4 fails, i certainly wont be buying another iomega.
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21 Jun 2012   #7
Carbomb

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Is there anyway I can get my files off it? It's still spinning like I said.
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21 Jun 2012   #8
Carbomb

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Anyone?
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21 Jun 2012   #9
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

have you tried rebooting , i would try several times , maybe try ejecting it via the safe eject and plugging it back in, try a different usb port, keep at it until it shows then remove your data
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