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Windows 7: External Hard Drive not safely removable

29 Aug 2013   #51
derekimo

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Ok then, I will try sfc scannow first. Then I will try chkdsk to check if the hard drive is okay. Then I will try the third party software. But I will not use it if my antivirus blocks it. But I'll remember to copy the files on my computer hdd before doing this in case the hard drive is really faulty. Last, if all else fails, I will get a new hard drive.
I have tried running WD Disk Utilities on it and the SMART test and the self test passed. Maybe I should try chkdsk on the external hard drive.
I give up!
Wait does that mean you will never help me??? :O
I think she doesn't want you to lose your photos or do any tests until you have them backed up,

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To avoid confusing the OP, why don't we hold off on the suggestions until he can get another HDD and get his data backed up first. He shouldn't be doing anything with the problem drive until then.



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30 Aug 2013   #52
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

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I give up!
Wait does that mean you will never help me??? :O
I think she doesn't want you to lose your photos or do any tests until you have them backed up,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
To avoid confusing the OP, why don't we hold off on the suggestions until he can get another HDD and get his data backed up first. He shouldn't be doing anything with the problem drive until then.
That I will do.
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30 Aug 2013   #53
Comp Cmndo

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23 Jan 2014   #54
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Ok I guess it has been 4 months but for some reason, it is finally FIXED! I don't know what fixed it maybe a AVG update or Windows update but Im just glad it is finally fixed.
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