is my external harddrive done?

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  1. YOU MAD

    YOU MAD OT Supporter

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    its still warm and running, but when i click on local disk k: in my computer (which is what it is), it says "k: is not accessible, the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable"

    then when i right click it and click on properties, it says 0 bytes out of 0 bytes...

    is it gone for good?

    ps - it has 11,000 songs, 40 gigs of movies, all my word docs and tons of OT gifs on it :wtc:
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    There's probably a ton of things you could try, but I like to do the simplest ones first.

    Try disconnecting the cable on the drive. Reboot.
    Make sure the drive letter is not still showing in my computer.
    (if it is, delete it either from my computer, or system properties)
    Then shut it down, reconnect the cable and boot back up.

    Then go into computer management and see if you can get it to recognize it.
    (start > right click my computer > manage > disc management.
    You obviously do not want to format it)

    And yeah, you can just delete it from system properties and reboot, but sometimes it works better if you physically disconnect it.
    And it only takes a few minutes to disconnect the cable, and if it doesn't work then, you know you have bigger issues.
     
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