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ok now I'm stuck at this screen.. I can't type Yes or anything ...

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Originally Posted by RagingAzn628 View Post

it's not "dead" I can see it under disk management it just makes me reformat it before I can use it...

Sorry to say Hombre, but just because disk mgmt sees it does not mean it isn't dead. The chip can still be sending a a signal to the machine, but that doesn't mean the machine will be able to read it.

You could try GET Data Back NTFS. It works for me at work on some nasty drives, but there is no guarantee with a dropped drive.
     
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even ifit connects and the pc reads it but you cant access it its dead sorry to tell you that frown.gif
     
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Had the same thing happen to me not long ago. Dropped my case off the back of a truck and bricked my 500GB backup drive. I tried everything and finally just had to write it off. Sometimes broke is just dead broke.
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as your OCN family we shall find you a steal price external 2TB HDD


Who's with me?


EDIT:what is the model of your HDD?
Edited by Awsan - 3/1/12 at 6:05pm
     
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as your OCN family we shall find you a steal price external 2TB HDD
Who's with me?

lol I really appreciate the gesture but y'all don't really have to lol XD
post #17 of 29
try reformatting it maybe?
 
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I think its dead, but there are professional recovery services, But i think they cost ALOT.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by srsparky32 View Post

try reformatting it maybe?


This^ Have trade a different OS yet? May be a long shot in the dark but still worth it. I've labeled things as dead before just to find out I hadn't exhausted all my options.

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Yup it's dead I can't even reformat with windows disk management frown.gif

trying to reformat on a Mac now
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