hdd dont work...



hotsnail
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
i have used a friends safecoom mobile hdd usb2.0 to bac up my hard drive when
i reformatted it and it worked fine. now, after rformatting it, the hdd does
not appear in my computer, like it used to and thedevice manager says it is
unreadable does anyone k now wot the problem is??????????????????

R. McCarty
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
Does the newly installed Windows detect the drive? or are you saying
the data/format of the drive is unreadable. One thing that gets omitted
about backups/images is verifying the data. Did you do a verification
pass when you backed up ? Sorry for the random questions but your
post isn't clear whether it's a Device enumeration issue or accessing the
data on it.

"hotsnail" <hotsnail@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:07E77143-5F8F-4F88-9287-D88946CFC7C0@microsoft.com...
>i have used a friends safecoom mobile hdd usb2.0 to bac up my hard drive
>when
> i reformatted it and it worked fine. now, after rformatting it, the hdd
> does
> not appear in my computer, like it used to and thedevice manager says it
> is
> unreadable does anyone k now wot the problem is??????????????????

Pcfixinman
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
"hotsnail" wrote:

> i have used a friends safecoom mobile hdd usb2.0 to bac up my hard drive when
> i reformatted it and it worked fine. now, after rformatting it, the hdd does
> not appear in my computer, like it used to and thedevice manager says it is
> unreadable does anyone k now wot the problem is??????????????????

the drive is plug & play. did the drive require software, for you to backup
the your HDD? If so did you install that software?
Did you try rebooting the PC after installing the USB drive, then seeing if
it could read the data on it?

I use a software backup solution for a 300GB seagate USB HDD, it doesn't
read the F: partition, which is what I backup my laptop with, until I install
the software, that I used to backup in the first place

John C

hotsnail
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
"Pcfixinman" wrote:

>
>
> "hotsnail" wrote:
>
> > i have used a friends safecoom mobile hdd usb2.0 to bac up my hard drive when
> > i reformatted it and it worked fine. now, after rformatting it, the hdd does
> > not appear in my computer, like it used to and thedevice manager says it is
> > unreadable does anyone k now wot the problem is??????????????????
>
> the drive is plug & play. did the drive require software, for you to backup
> the your HDD? If so did you install that software?
> Did you try rebooting the PC after installing the USB drive, then seeing if
> it could read the data on it?
>
> I use a software backup solution for a 300GB seagate USB HDD, it doesn't
> read the F: partition, which is what I backup my laptop with, until I install
> the software, that I used to backup in the first place
>
> John C

hotsnail
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
it does detect it the data is unreadable in device manager and have no idea
wot verifying data is!

"R. McCarty" wrote:

> Does the newly installed Windows detect the drive? or are you saying
> the data/format of the drive is unreadable. One thing that gets omitted
> about backups/images is verifying the data. Did you do a verification
> pass when you backed up ? Sorry for the random questions but your
> post isn't clear whether it's a Device enumeration issue or accessing the
> data on it.
>
> "hotsnail" <hotsnail@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:07E77143-5F8F-4F88-9287-D88946CFC7C0@microsoft.com...
> >i have used a friends safecoom mobile hdd usb2.0 to bac up my hard drive
> >when
> > i reformatted it and it worked fine. now, after rformatting it, the hdd
> > does
> > not appear in my computer, like it used to and thedevice manager says it
> > is
> > unreadable does anyone k now wot the problem is??????????????????
>
>
>

R. McCarty
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
Which program or what method did you use to backup the data.
Many programs create modules (like Zips) that hold the data, unless
you did a simple copy operation. If it was a 3rd-party program then
you'll not be able to read the data unless you use the originating app
to recover it. (Ghost, Drive Image ...)
What I meant by verification is two-fold. Imaging programs have a
option to not only backup/image but immediately afterwards compare
the data in the backup to the original. This gives you a higher level of
confidence the data was written successfully.
On a simple copy operation, it's a good idea to open or explore to
the copy and make sure that you've placed what you think you did
to the drive and that it is accessible.
Nothing is worse with a PC than thinking you have data backed up
only to find the backup is unusable.
Post back how you backed up your data and for the time being
don't take any radical actions on the removable. In cases like this the
more you do to try and resolve it can make the situation worse or
unfixable.

"hotsnail" <hotsnail@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A729AF49-6B14-4C90-B137-1CA7E5545575@microsoft.com...
> it does detect it the data is unreadable in device manager and have no
> idea
> wot verifying data is!
>
> "R. McCarty" wrote:
>
>> Does the newly installed Windows detect the drive? or are you saying
>> the data/format of the drive is unreadable. One thing that gets omitted
>> about backups/images is verifying the data. Did you do a verification
>> pass when you backed up ? Sorry for the random questions but your
>> post isn't clear whether it's a Device enumeration issue or accessing the
>> data on it.
>>
>> "hotsnail" <hotsnail@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:07E77143-5F8F-4F88-9287-D88946CFC7C0@microsoft.com...
>> >i have used a friends safecoom mobile hdd usb2.0 to bac up my hard drive
>> >when
>> > i reformatted it and it worked fine. now, after rformatting it, the
>> > hdd
>> > does
>> > not appear in my computer, like it used to and thedevice manager says
>> > it
>> > is
>> > unreadable does anyone k now wot the problem is??????????????????
>>
>>
>>

hotsnail
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
copy and paste...

"R. McCarty" wrote:

> Which program or what method did you use to backup the data.
> Many programs create modules (like Zips) that hold the data, unless
> you did a simple copy operation. If it was a 3rd-party program then
> you'll not be able to read the data unless you use the originating app
> to recover it. (Ghost, Drive Image ...)
> What I meant by verification is two-fold. Imaging programs have a
> option to not only backup/image but immediately afterwards compare
> the data in the backup to the original. This gives you a higher level of
> confidence the data was written successfully.
> On a simple copy operation, it's a good idea to open or explore to
> the copy and make sure that you've placed what you think you did
> to the drive and that it is accessible.
> Nothing is worse with a PC than thinking you have data backed up
> only to find the backup is unusable.
> Post back how you backed up your data and for the time being
> don't take any radical actions on the removable. In cases like this the
> more you do to try and resolve it can make the situation worse or
> unfixable.
>
> "hotsnail" <hotsnail@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A729AF49-6B14-4C90-B137-1CA7E5545575@microsoft.com...
> > it does detect it the data is unreadable in device manager and have no
> > idea
> > wot verifying data is!
> >
> > "R. McCarty" wrote:
> >
> >> Does the newly installed Windows detect the drive? or are you saying
> >> the data/format of the drive is unreadable. One thing that gets omitted
> >> about backups/images is verifying the data. Did you do a verification
> >> pass when you backed up ? Sorry for the random questions but your
> >> post isn't clear whether it's a Device enumeration issue or accessing the
> >> data on it.
> >>
> >> "hotsnail" <hotsnail@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:07E77143-5F8F-4F88-9287-D88946CFC7C0@microsoft.com...
> >> >i have used a friends safecoom mobile hdd usb2.0 to bac up my hard drive
> >> >when
> >> > i reformatted it and it worked fine. now, after rformatting it, the
> >> > hdd
> >> > does
> >> > not appear in my computer, like it used to and thedevice manager says
> >> > it
> >> > is
> >> > unreadable does anyone k now wot the problem is??????????????????
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>


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