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Windows 7: My removable hard disk is now on local drive G and I cannot open it.

09 Aug 2018   #1
nurh

windows 7
 
 
My removable hard disk is now on local drive G and I cannot open it.

My removable hard disk hanged when I was copying stuffs into it so I did an end task to it to force shut it. The next time i plugged it in, it is no longer on my removable disk but appears on local drive G. I did a right click and browse files and it says I need to format my drive G before I can use it. There is still light and i still see it on devices but I am unable to open up anything. Please advise. Thank You.


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09 Aug 2018   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum. Can you post a screenshot from disk management showing all the details does it say it's raw ending task will have corrupted it
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09 Aug 2018   #3
nurh

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Welcome to the forum. Can you post a screenshot from disk management showing all the details does it say it's raw ending task will have corrupted it
Can you see the attachments below?
May I ask where do I go to get to disk management?


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My removable hard disk is now on local drive G and I cannot open it.-2fd1d09d-a537-4459-aa39-6b4ede76c53b-1-.jpg   My removable hard disk is now on local drive G and I cannot open it.-8a0b99c8-2f01-4bf2-a7cd-779e75c9a736-2-.jpg  
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09 Aug 2018   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Open disk management and post a image of all window.
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09 Aug 2018   #5
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

In the run or a cmd prompt type


diskmgmt.msc
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09 Aug 2018   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

This Seven Forums tutorial will show you how to find Disc Management & how to take a screen shot & how to upload it.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums
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12 Aug 2018   #7
nurh

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
This Seven Forums tutorial will show you how to find Disc Management & how to take a screen shot & how to upload it.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums
You peeps are amazing. Thanks all for the replies. I just realised I have no administrative rights because it is my work computer. However I have tried on my old PC which is a windows vista( I know the unstable one is still alive) and oddly did not allow command prompt to run chkdsk g:/f I'll be looking for the IT guy tomorrow.
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12 Aug 2018   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nurh View Post
You peeps are amazing. Thanks all for the replies. I just realised I have no administrative rights because it is my work computer. However I have tried on my old PC which is a windows vista( I know the unstable one is still alive) and oddly did not allow command prompt to run chkdsk g:/f I'll be looking for the IT guy tomorrow.
The command isn't chkdsk g:/f. It has a space after g:.
It's chkdsk g: /f
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13 Aug 2018   #9
nurh

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
The command isn't chkdsk g:/f. It has a space after g:.
It's chkdsk g: /f
oh no? I didn't put a space..attached is the picture of what is happening for the past 2 hours


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My removable hard disk is now on local drive G and I cannot open it.-20180813_105935.jpg  
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13 Aug 2018   #10
nurh

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
In the run or a cmd prompt type


diskmgmt.msc
is there still hope for my hard disk?


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My removable hard disk is now on local drive G and I cannot open it.-20180814_093538.jpg   My removable hard disk is now on local drive G and I cannot open it.-20180814_094057.jpg  
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