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Windows 7: Previously functional USB3 external hard drive shows not initialized

30 Mar 2013   #11
jumanji

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Now let me be clear.

You have taken out the problem drive from its casing and it is now the second internal drive. Right? yes/no

Booting with Lucid Puppy you are able to access and see the files in the problem drive, that is now your second internal drive. yes/no

Lucid Puppy can see an external drive connected to the USB2 port even if it is a USB3 drive. yes/no

(You have brought in USB 3 now. Even Windows requires drivers for USB3.)

If the answers to the above three questions is "yes" then go ahead and copy the files from the problem drive which is now the second internal drive to the external drive connected to the USB2 port..

Even if one answer is a "no", I cannot help you any further on this issue. You can take Lucid Puppy has failed.

Personally, I did not like your having taken out the problem drive out of the casing before trying recovery/resolution with non-invasive procedures. Handling the drive/case electronics without proper precautions can screw them further. It should be done only as a last resort when all other non-invasive procedures for an in-situ resolution fail.. Once you handle them, its all your good/bad luck, more so if you are shifting it back and forth from an internal to external status and vice-versa.
Stick to one setup, if you want to recover.


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30 Mar 2013   #12
UBob

Windows 7
 
 

You have taken out the problem drive from its casing and it is now the second internal drive. Right? yes/no-no.
All testing with Lucid Puppy was done with the drive in question mounted in its case and tested through its USB3/2 interface connected via USB3/2 ports to the laptop/Lucid Puppy and it was not recognized as anything. . Earlier the drive was tested out of its case and through the SATA 3GB interface of my desktop/Win 7. It was then reassembled and tested with Lucid Puppy. When the drive is tested via usb3/2 interface on my Laptop/Win7 it is recognized as non initialized. Lucy Puppy on the same laptop does not recognize either the good or the bad drive through the USB3 interface but does recognize the good drive on USB2. That is why I asked about USB3 driver support for Lucid Puppy.

Booting with Lucid Puppy you are able to access and see the files in the problem drive, that is now your second internal drive. yes/no- no

Lucid Puppy can see an external drive connected to the USB2 port even if it is a USB3 drive. yes/no- yes it recognizes a known good USB3/2 drive in a USB2 port but does not recognize the failing drive.

I agree about removing the drive from the case but at the time I did it I was not aware of other options like Lucid Puppy which in our case only proved Lucid Puppy does not recognize USB3 external drives without additonal USB3 drivers that apparently are not included at the level I downloaded. I would like to know if Lucid Puppy supports external USB3 drives at higher levels.
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31 Mar 2013   #13
UBob

Windows 7
 
 
Lucid Puppy USB3 support

Lucid Puppy requires at least the 2.6.38 level for USB3 support.
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