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Windows 7: External HDD found but unable to open

11 Jan 2010   #1
yakisir

Windows 7
 
 
External HDD found but unable to open

I connected my Seagate hdd (Windows Vista installed) to my new laptop with Windows 7 (64) bit operating system. It recognizes the partitions but when I try to access them, it got stuck when loading. Can anyone help? thanks.


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11 Jan 2010   #2
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Access

in my computer right click on the drive and go to properties then the security tab and give your Windows 7 user account permission to access the Vista drive
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12 Jan 2010   #3
yakisir

Windows 7
 
 

Now I hooked up the hdd into my new laptop but does not show the partition in my computer. When I go to Disk Management, I see the hdd with the size information.
I also gave the access under security. What should I do?
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12 Jan 2010   #4
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Active

mark the partition as active in disk management
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12 Jan 2010   #5
yakisir

Windows 7
 
 

I went to the disk management, was able to open the partitions successfully after few tries. It seems like
there is something wrong with the hdd. The size information comes up under Disk Management but not in my computer. When I open the partitions, shows no files. I tried to copy files, no success. Tried to format the hdd but not successfull. It does not let me format it. What should I do? Is it useless now?
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12 Jan 2010   #6
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
CHKDSK

try to run a check disk on that drive
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13 Jan 2010   #7
yakisir

Windows 7
 
 

I tried to run checkdisk but did not work. Also tried from command prompt.
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