Hard drive problem

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  1. DEF

    DEF #ringsbeforeall

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    I have a maxtor 500gb sata hdd and it was working fine until one day i was un rar'ing a 8gb file and it just froze.
    i restarted my computer and now windows doesn't seem to recognize it anymore. it says the drive isn't formatted and asks me to format it.
    i used a program named testdrive and it shows all my stuff is still in there so i don't want to format it. any help? :hs:
     
  2. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    back up your stuff and format it?
     
  3. DEF

    DEF #ringsbeforeall

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    i don't want to back up everything up and format, there is no other way to fix this?
     
  4. Doomsday

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    there's the problem
     
  5. FusionZ06

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    run disk checkup on it...

    Right click the drive, properties, tools, check now - check both boxes - restart :x:
     
  6. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    Sure... you can run some utility/diagnostic that makes it "work", says it's ok... then you trust it, it goes tits up and you lose all your shit. Come crying to us then about how lazy you were and didn't wanna back up.
     
  7. waldo98

    waldo98 OT Supporter

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    I would suggest unplugging that Maxtor hard drive and re-starting Windows. From there, hook up that hard drive to the device that I linked below. It should allow you to read your hard drive via USB as a mass storage device. Very handy tool to have.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812156102
     

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