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Possible External Hard Drive enclosure problem

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by phoenixmg, May 30, 2013.

  1. phoenixmg

    phoenixmg Regular member

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    I placed a 500GB External Hard Drive in a new enclosure and it's gone from not being recognized to being recognized as a generic drive. It also gives a a message saying insert disk. I tried using drivecleanup on the cmd path but it didn't work. I'm not sure if I did it right. Any help would be appreciated and Thamk You in advance.
     
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

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    Does it show in Computer > Manage > Disk Management.
    Maybe without a letter assigned?
     
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    some times you have to format the suckers so it works in the caddie
     
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    phoenixmg Regular member

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    It shows up as empty but it only now started even showing up in disk management as F.
     
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  5. scorpNZ

    scorpNZ Active member

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    Better to run the drive in the computer as a slave for testing if its ok this will rule out the drive,running seagate seatools for windows will also detect any drive issues by running basic short & then long tests,if both past one can assume drive is ok assuming it doesn't drop from detection from with in windows itself
     

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