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invisible external hdd

  1. #11

    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    Sorry being late getting back to you. From what I saw, Windows does recognize the HD but cannot determine the file system and usually caused by corrupted MFT table or the disk might be defected. Sometimes the enclosure that has the USB interface board is defected and can cause the same result.

    Here's the link that might help:
    UPDATED How To Fix: External Disk Drive Suddenly Became RAW

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  2. #12

    Posts : 15
    W 8

    No worries. The drive is dead i have just discovered that the owner was unaware that drives have moving parts and dont respond well to being treated like a puck. Women! sigh
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