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Windows 7: Seagate external

20 Apr 2015   #151
jumanji

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Never select the C: drive. A wrong operation can make it inaccessible.

A tornado warning siren,moving towards our locality at 60mph I am closing down the system and going to the basement if the situation worsens.


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20 Apr 2015   #152
TechSeven

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Ok, at the moment keep getting 2 same different error messages and bootice keepts freezing.
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20 Apr 2015   #153
TechSeven

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Whoa, a tornado? Yes better save your data and run for cover.
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20 Apr 2015   #154
TechSeven

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I still keep getting "read file failed! dada error (cyclic redundancy check)" and all is greyed out.
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20 Apr 2015   #155
jumanji

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The tornado skipped me.

Ok. Close bootice. We do not need it any more.

Try to initialize the drive in Windows Disk Management as an MBR disk.If it initializes stop with it and do not proceed further - do not create any new volume and do not format.

If it refuses to initialize throwing out an error message - any error message, then your only option is to take the HDD out, connect it as a secondary drive on your desktop and see whether you can access the drive.

See post #17 and onwards in this thread which was a success story External Hard Drive failure. "Bad disk" after power failure.

It may or may not happen in your case. But take your last chance.
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20 Apr 2015   #156
TechSeven

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Good to hear the tornado skipped along.

Ok yes i get read file failed error message when following the disk management instructions.

My laptop is the only system that recognises the faulty drive. You mentioned take the hdd out connect it on your desktop.
Should i connect it to desktop pc or just take the hdd out and try connecting it back to laptop?

The outside plastic case is quite tough so it might not be so easy to take it out whilst trying not to cause damage to the case as the same time. I won't be sending it to seagate so if you want me to open the case i dont mind.
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20 Apr 2015   #157
jumanji

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If your drive is still under warranty, and if you intend RMAing it for replacement then do not break it. You will void the warranty.

Instead you may talk to Seagate Technical Support and check whether they can bail you out in recovering your drive - as they did as reported by DavidE - or want you return the drive for replacement.
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20 Apr 2015   #158
TechSeven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I will pass on contacting seagate. I am prepared to format the drive and use it again for storage or take it out of it's case.
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20 Apr 2015   #159
TechSeven

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Jumanji I managed to save some of the important data when I was able to access it at very slow speeds. It says during the healthy RAW status. Some of the music I lost, one of my friend said he will send me over 500gb worth of the music so it is not to bad .
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20 Apr 2015   #160
TechSeven

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It was during the healthy RAW status when I was able to save some data.

So we can take it out of it's case or format it somehow.
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