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Hdd problem

Discussion in 'Windows 10 forum' started by durkinjt, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. durkinjt

    durkinjt Regular member

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    I have an external HDD, 2T. UsingWin. 10, I have had it for about a year and have lots of programs on it. I don't know what occurred, but when I try to open it I get this message M/:is not available. Access denied. In control panel it shows a healthy partition. Need some advice. T.I.A.
     
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    scorpNZ Active member

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    If i didn't know better i'd swear you're getting paid some sort of credit in another forum for coming up with answers to other users problems,in which case i want a cut,we can negotiate my cut later.
    1-I'd boot into linux first to see if that can get to it.use a live cd if you don't have it installed already distrowatch.com
    2-run crystal disk info on it to see if the drives faulty
    3-remove hdd from housing & place in a known good housing or directly into pc as a slave
    4-if it's under warranty take it back,this is why it pays to have more than 1 hdd or more including a free cloud storage,to create mirror data
    5-run a data recovery program on it like recuva or something from easeus or minitool.My personal favorite is GetDataBack,however it's expensive & not free with limited functionality in trial
     
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    durkinjt Regular member

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    Thanks for the reply, I no idea how to boot to linus, I'll gooogle how to, does 20% seem fair?
     
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    yeah 20% is acceptable

    Attar may be on to it

    you can boot direct from a cd or dvd that has linux on it without the need to install
    http://www.distrowatch.com
    Deft =purpose built for hardware detection.Forensic type OS
    PCLinuxOS
    Puppy = any version
    Quirky
    Linux Lite
     

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