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Windows 7: External HDD Failed?


13 Mar 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 7600.16385
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
My guess would be that your MFT is corrupted. Try to pull your data off with Recuva and then reformat it. You can also try one of the Linux distros. They are not as touchy as windows.
It seems you were right. Got Recuva... alas, I was unable to restore any of my precious data.



If I were to format my drive, and continue using it for backup, what are the odds it will happen again?

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13 Mar 2010   #12

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheAnonymity View Post
If I were to format my drive, and continue using it for backup, what are the odds it will happen again?
Too high. From now on, don't put anything you don't want to lose on the drive, at least until it proves itself reliable.
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13 Mar 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 7600.16385
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheAnonymity View Post
If I were to format my drive, and continue using it for backup, what are the odds it will happen again?
Too high. From now on, don't put anything you don't want to lose on the drive, at least until it proves itself reliable.
okay..
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