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Windows 7: EXTERNAL Harddrive problem

13 Sep 2016   #1
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
EXTERNAL Harddrive problem

Howdy

I have a Lacie external harddrive. I think it is 1 TB. Anyway it doesnt get used alot and when I swiched it on today it took ages to appear in My Computer. I had a couple of random Messages from Windows saying I needed to re fromat it before I could use it.

The thing is I dont want to reformat it yet as there is a lot of valluable data on it. I can enter the drive via My Computer but when I try to copy it out the green progress bar doesnt seem to progress. I am trying to copy out a 166GB folder and it says it is going to take about 1 hour. It has said that for a while now and has only transfered 1.28GB in a half hour or so.

Am I in big trouble or is there something I can do to fix it long enough to get the data out.

Thanks


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13 Sep 2016   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

I would say that your drive has a severe problem. It seems to be a hardware problem and I think it's dying. Save your files, as much as you can.
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13 Sep 2016   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If you can create and boot a Puppy Linux usb or dvd, you can copy out your folder and files onto trusted media, maybe faster than what explorer is doing.
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13 Sep 2016   #4
georgeks

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Try copying the items inside the 166GB folder one a a time.


Also, get CrystalDiskInfo and run it. See what it reports about that HDD.
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13 Sep 2016   #5
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I've heard u can recover data from dead hds. How do u do that?
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13 Sep 2016   #6
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Soory I didn't read every thing. I'll get back to u
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