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I Screwed Up & Now Cannot Access External Hard Drive


A couple of reboots fixed the problem for me. See http://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-fix-windows-10-cumulative-update-kb3189866-getting-stuck-at-95-percent-508281.shtml permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreplyload more comments(1 reply)[–]slyck80 1 point2 points3 points 4 months ago(0 children)/u/maheshrd - We appreciate the hard work but things would be a lot more bearable if we had some AC View Public Profile Find More Posts by AC 30 Sep 2012 #4 patio Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot 788 posts Sounds to me like you have permalinkembedsaveparentreportreply[–]slyck80 0 points1 point2 points 4 months ago(0 children)Ugh... http://swapshaker.com/hard-drive/hard-drive-converted-to-external-data-access-issue.html

If Testdisk says it cannot recover any data then rerun and select Advanced > Boot from the menu. Some good did come of it though I suppose. permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreply[–]GrammatonCleric85 1 point2 points3 points 5 months ago(4 children)This is still an issue for me as well...on version 1607. I think something is wrong with the HD and you might have to format it in order to use it.

Accidentally Unplugged External Hard Drive

I tried using Easeus and recuva, but those programs also don't show up with anything buy my normal hard drive to work with.So I believe I lost the partition to around Ask a new question Read More Partition USB Disk Management Storage Device Manager External Hard Drive Backup Data Management Related Resources solved How to recover entire partition or data from accidentally The Anniversary Update is clearly the culprint. It's getting really frustrating!

I had the same thing happen to me with an SD card. It does have a fix where some of the wearable devices and mp3 players were not being detected earlier. I was running Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS for main operating system these last weeks and Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox but there are so many programs that doesn't have GNU/Linux support that it Unplugged Hard Drive While Running I don't remember which one though.

While creating a bootable Ubuntu USB (for my uni course), the creator needed the USB to be formatted. Unplugged External Hard Drive Accidentally Mac permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreply[–]SillentStriker 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago*(3 children)Thank you a lot, at least it clears my mind a bit, I could have sworn I thought my hard drives were dying. hope Microsoft gets them sorted. guy plugged it in to his PC and it popped right up but showed 1TB of available space!

If the USB 3.0 cord is bent/broken or the USB/Sata board inside the case is defective, you still would be 'screwed' in this endeavour. Did Not Safely Remove External Hard Drive I've been advised against that, since it doesn't actually solve the problem, but rather, just goes around it, but I wanted use of the drive, so that's what I did. From what I had picked up googling it seemed like once I got the files off the drive I should be able to reformat it and it should work alright, except Maybe for you too.

  1. I believe most of us would like to help to get this sorted out as soon as possible.
  2. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - System Restore or Device Manager by scottyyaa / July 9, 2010 9:47 PM PDT In reply to: USB hard drive disappeared.
  3. So I put it in sleep mode.
  4. After installing the AU, Windows no longer recognized my secondary drive (drive D).
  5. Using the site is easy and fun.
  6. I will be running Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox with my retail 8.1 key for Photoshop and other programs I need for work.
  7. permalinkembedsavereportgive goldreply[–]PhantomLord9925 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago(9 children)Will this cause my computer to not connect at all to my drives though..?
  8. This program does have an option to "recover" the drive by copying all the data to another disk, however I don't have another drive with enough room to do this at

Unplugged External Hard Drive Accidentally Mac

So it was NOT the same problem you had (this case the drive itself was physically damaged / the USB 3.0 cable itself was faulty)> 321patrick123Sep 20, 2016, 1:08 AM paravione Privacy Policy Terms of Use Sales and Refunds Legal Site Map Contact Apple Jump to content Sign In Create Account Search Advanced Search section: This topic Forums Members Help Files Accidentally Unplugged External Hard Drive Click here to Register a free account now! Unplugged External Hard Drive Without Ejecting Monitor(s) Displays built in Screen Resolution lots Keyboard finger operated Mouse cat got it PSU wall outlet Case plastic Cooling swamp cooler Hard Drives 2 x 250 GB Internet Speed 1

Back to the original pc ( on different sata port to make sure ) and the same issue started happening. http://swapshaker.com/hard-drive/external-hard-drive-lost-free-space.html Good Luck. Mar 30, 2009 10:08 AM in response to oleander86 Level 9 (56,120 points) Mar 30, 2009 10:08 AM in response to oleander86 please check when you actually have the drive and Can't access external hard drive after improper eject Hide Question All replies Helpful answers Page 1 Next by V.K., V.K. External Hard Drive Unplugged During Transfer

Monitor(s) Displays built in Screen Resolution lots Keyboard finger operated Mouse cat got it PSU wall outlet Case plastic Cooling swamp cooler Hard Drives 2 x 250 GB Internet Speed 1 I hope it will work for your guys/gals.Here is the link:https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd637756.aspxGood luck!PS: I tried both commands, but the 2nd command worked for me:To find and repair errors that are found in Drives still working fine on other O.S. http://swapshaker.com/hard-drive/strange-usb-external-hard-drive.html Do you still need any more diagnostic information?

Hoping for another update that fix the issue. Unplugged External Hard Drive While Formatting I would suggest the BEST solution to validate a few things is 1) try this drive in another computer do you get the same results If NO then it is simply what next?It could still be a power issue tho' so the suggestion to swap the USB cable might work, if you haven't already tried that.

Thanks for your help.

Mar 30, 2009 1:50 PM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by V.K., V.K. About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re:Backup by liguorid / July 12, 2010 3:35 AM PDT In reply to: Backup May be overkill but this incident is a reminder Accidentally Unplugged Internal Hard Drive I use Time machine as one backup and also make a bootable clone with CCCloner as another backup to a different drive.Also, what is a good secondary way of backing up

The travel drive was new with nothing on it, so nothing is lost. Then this morning, flashing lights once again (after sleep mode engaged). Then, via automatic updates, Windows updated itself to 1607 a few days ago. http://swapshaker.com/hard-drive/external-hard-drive-size.html For example, it could be G - H or I) Tom TancrediMar 12, 2015, 1:45 PM chinhi64 said: I have the same problem not being able to access my external WD

permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreplyload more comments(2 replies)[–]SpartanJedi58 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago(10 children)/u/maheshrd any updates? Maybe for you too. one more Windows update today and the problem exists... I've run a full virus check as well as Malwarebytes but so far nothing.

permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreply[–]Darobar 0 points1 point2 points 4 months ago(1 child)Hi! It isn't a partition. In a panic, I used a Linux USB stick to check my drives, but thankfully all drives were recognized with my data still intact. Thanks.

Thx. permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreply[–]Kabenari 1 point2 points3 points 4 months ago*(1 child)Update (9/8/16) Thanks for everyone’s input and patience. or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. It even works on formatted drives.

My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom Build OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit CPU Intel Core i5-4670K Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H Memory 8GB HyperX BLU Graphics Card Intel If there is no Drive letter assigned to the various Drives (partitions) then right click each one individually and choose Change Drive Letter or Paths. Just click OK in the box. The computer is only 6 months old.

My System Specs OS Windows 7 64 bit CPU AMD Dual Core 2,2 GHZ Motherboard dunno...its a laptop Memory 4GB, upgrading to 8GB Graphics Card integrated Sound Card does it need