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Windows 7: External Hard DRive

16 Feb 2011   #31
Golden
Microsoft MVP

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Mmmm. Odd - if you try and copy a file to it, can you post a picture of the error message you are getting?


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16 Feb 2011   #32
theog

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Can you set the HD up as a Internal?
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16 Feb 2011   #33
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 
External Hard DRive

Just got back from the computer shop where the guys had a good look at the external (Hitatchi) Hard Drive. They said although it shows up on the computer as being alive and kicking, it's not. Some kind of electrical problem which has casused it to fail mechanically. At first I thought they were "At it" but when they showed it to me on the work bench I was convinced.

I will get another one and have formatted before I leave the shop!

Thanks for all your interest and I am sorry for all the confusion I have caused by posting to two forums instead of the right one.

Best wishes,
RonBin79
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16 Feb 2011   #34
theog

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Did they take the HD out of the case?
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16 Feb 2011   #35
RonBin79

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Oh yes, I wasn't going to fall for that one. The had it hooked up to one of their machines and askeld me to show them what I was trying to do, which I did. As soon as I tried to park the file, up came the same old message, this drive is no longer located on this computer. Druing the exercise, the drive was as dead as a do do. They said they had never experienced anything like this before and asked if they could keep the disk cor demo purposes. I said sorry, bought it home and wrecked it with a ten pound hammer. It's now in the recycle bin.
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