External Hard Drive Hosed?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Thip, May 20, 2006.

  1. Thip

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    XP Pro/SP2

    This is a Maxtor 250 GB in a generic (cheap) USB enclosure. The drive
    spins; Windows sees it as "Local Disk (J:)" and Disk Management reports it
    as being healthy. However, I can't open it or access it in any way ("Not
    accessible. The file or directory is corrupt and unreadable."). I plugged
    another drive into the enclosure to make sure it works and it does, and I
    get the same problems with the bad drive if I put it in another caddy I know
    is good. This is one of those deals where it worked fine yesterday and
    doesn't today. The data that's on it isn't terribly important, but is there
    any hope for recovery?

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    Thip, May 20, 2006
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