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Windows 7: [Help] External Hard Disk error: Folder Won't Load !!

18 Sep 2010   #11
Siddharth93

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

And BTW, Here is some more info (if you require it )

My External HDD is : http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=e7a9812ecd8a0110VgnVCM100000f5ee0a0aRCRD&locale=en-US#tTabContentSupport


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18 Sep 2010   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Good.

Now before I propose a solution, I'm going to ask a couple other chaps to take a look at this thread. You have an unusual mixture of logical drives and partitions where there is absolutely no need for a logical drive.

There is no need for your external drive to be marked as active and marking such as active can cause complications since you are not booting from the drive.

Changing from active to not active is not problematic but changing from logical to primary partition is something I've never done directly. I've shuffled info from them and then deleted and then created primary partitions but I think one of the others can propose a simpler method.
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18 Sep 2010   #13
Siddharth93

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Okey. . .Please send some help ASAP !
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18 Sep 2010   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Look at this tutorial, especially option 4.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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18 Sep 2010   #15
Siddharth93

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

So , I have to do what is mentioned in 4th option or follow the whole tutorial ?
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18 Sep 2010   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Come on fellow. Read the tutorial.
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18 Sep 2010   #17
Siddharth93

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I have read the tutorial but I am a little bit confused.

Do I have to follow all the steps.Since its a bit complicated and I haven't done such kind of a thing before I just want to know should I do everything whatever is written in the tutorial ?
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18 Sep 2010   #18
Siddharth93

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

And please tell me the aim of doing this whole thing so that it becomes easier for me to understand what do we have to arrive at in the end !
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18 Sep 2010   #19
Siddharth93

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

@ Karlsnooks : Please help.

I have read the whole tutorial and now its too difficult for me to operate on it.
Please tell me whether I have to do the whole thing or just a small part !!
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18 Sep 2010   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

You must be having a senior moment.

I had previously mentioned two problems and one of those was that you had a logical drive stuck in the middle of a couple of partitions.

Option 4 explains how to change a logical drive to a primary partition.

Let's get that change made and then I'll go to the other change that needs to be made.
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