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#1 Nessiah


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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:10 PM

My External Harddisk was unsafely removed and then it starts asking me to format it. It's a Seagate External HDD 320 gigs (I'll look for the model again later, sorry!) and when I checked it with Test Disk and Disk Manager and other various tools it say it's RAW. When I try to format it, Windows 7 gives me some crap like it's protected...

So I tried changing the registry AND in Disk Manager to enable writing. Except...it still doesn't work. It runs really slow on my laptop to get the properties or to unblock processes it disable with Unlocker. I am running out of ideas :C Please halp?
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Posted 18 July 2011 - 11:18 PM

I don't know how to help you but I will say that I had a Seagate drive (not external though) that completely died on me about a year after having it.

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#3 Carrion Crow

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:35 AM

They must all be shit then.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:20 PM

I have a 500 mb seagate drive from about 15 years ago that still works!!

Also no idea nessiah, sorry

#5 Carrion Crow

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 02:40 PM

I love the sci-fi style drone that old HDDs make. We put a 2 gig HDD in a Mac SE for awesomeness and it booted in 13s.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:46 AM

What steps did you take exactly to try to remedy the issue?
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#7 Frisky SKeleton

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 01:58 AM

maybe you ruined the MBR, run fdisk or something similar to rebuild it


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