Re: [BCAB] Urgent!!! External Hard Drive Not Being Recognized Alex Stone 13 Nov 2012 00:21 GMT

It could be, but in my experience, it usually isn't.
Cheers
Alex

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From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Mobeen Iqbal
Sent: 13 November 2012 00:05
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Urgent!!! External Hard Drive Not Being Recognized

Hi Ger.

chances are your hard drive's fine. try a different USB port and
different USB cable if you can. it could be a faulty drive enclosure. I
supply a disk recovery service. I used to work for a recycling company
and i still have the equipment we used to use to recover hard drives. I
can run some diagnostics on the drive for you and try and trace the
fault. If needs be i can supply a replacement drive with your data in
tact, or supply a replacement enclosure. My background is system
building, electronics hardware and networking. Please feel free to email
me off list,

mobeeniqbal@gmail.com

and we'll try to figure this out!

all the best,

Mo.

On 12/11/2012 23:59, Gerard Sadlier wrote:
> Hi all
>
> My external hard drive is not being recognized on my computer at all.
>
> I will try it on another machine tomorrow.
>
> However, I have a lot of data on it, including some I really need
> ASAP, so if anyone could tell me how to fix this problem without
> formatting the disk, I'd really appreciate it.
>
> I should say that the drive seems fine. It runs normally when plugged
> in on my usb. At least the hard drive is spinning normally. Nor have I
> done anything to the drive, which is quite new.
>
> Please help on this one if you can!
>
> Ger
>

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