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Windows 7: External Harddrive problems!

17 Oct 2016   #1
Debbie

windows 7 64bit
 
 
External Harddrive problems!

Hi,

I have an external HDD storage device called Buffalo Mini-Station.

I recently connected it to my computer and although I can see it as a directory, a message appears telling me that i needed to format it to see files!!!!

I have loads of stuff on it and I don't want to format.

I have searched online and have tried a program called "Testdisk"

However, I am lost as to how to use it! I have attached pending results so far.

Can anyone please help!!!

Debbie




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17 Oct 2016   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Don't try to fix it or you may loose all data.
Ask Jumanji for help. He is the disk guru.
http://www.sevenforums.com/member.php?u=163641
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17 Oct 2016   #3
Debbie

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi Megahertz

Thanks for your fast reply.
How do I contact Jumanji?
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17 Oct 2016   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Do you happen to know exactly what manufacturer/make and model the hard-drive is?
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17 Oct 2016   #5
Debbie

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi Roland,

Yes its a Buffalo Mini-station 160GB Model HD-PS160U2
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17 Oct 2016   #6
Debbie

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Attached is a screenshot of Disk Management info.


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File Type: pdf Disk Management.pdf (7.4 KB, 6 views)
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17 Oct 2016   #7
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

To contact Jumanji click on the link and send him a message.
You should take a snapshot with snipping tool of the entire page of disk manager. Expand the columns so we can read them.
Post it as an attachment (go advanced tab)

Have a look at this similar post
Disk structure is corrupt and unreadable
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17 Oct 2016   #8
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

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18 Oct 2016   #9
Debbie

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Disk Management.pdf

TESTDISK1.pdf

Testdisk after quicksearch.pdf

Hi jumanji,

Attached is the disk management info together with analysis result from testdisk


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18 Oct 2016   #10
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

On the face of it it looks like the filesystem in your Buffalo drive seems to have gone corrupt.

But I am not going to give you any instructions unless you post proper screenshots as outlined in the previous posts. Repeated here.

1.Use Windows Snipping Tools to take the screenshots in jpg. Read this: How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista

2. Upload the jpg images to Seven Forums. Read this: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

3. If asked to post the screenshots of Windows Disk Management, adhere to the Guidelines here so that we can see all the information. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

See the following screenshots: The JPG images show up in the post directly. No need to open pdf which is a pain.

External Harddrive problems!-wdm.jpg

External Harddrive problems!-testdisk.jpg

We may most probably use TestDisk and you will be asked to post every screen or the screen I ask for and unless it is in the above format and clearly readable it is not going to help.

Now answer these questions.

1. How many partitions did you have in the 149.05 GB drive?

2. Is that capacity 149.05 GB correct?

Caution: Do not use TestDisk blindly on your own, unless you know what you are doing or rather what it will do for that particular command. .


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