External hard drive local drive G help

crash20015 2 Posts Sunday January 7, 2018Registration date January 7, 2018 Last seen - Jan 7, 2018 at 12:43 PM - Latest reply: nathanwirth 170 Posts Thursday May 22, 2014Registration dateContributorStatus January 18, 2018 Last seen
- Jan 10, 2018 at 12:08 AM
Hello,



So, a few months back I pulled my Toshiba 1TB Hard drive out of my Asus 551y laptop because I was having the "restart/boot loop" issue with it, and I was told that I'd have to wipe the hard drive clean in order to use it again. I want to transfer the files on the hard drive to another portable storage device.


I have an older HP Pavilion G series laptop I'm using to connect the Toshiba as an external hard drive using an Vantec IDE/Sata To USB 3.0 Converter - I'm pretty sure I hooked up everything correctly. The problem I'm having here - as the title suggests - is that it displays as Local Disk G in My Computer with no further information. The first time I hooked it up I got a no read/corrupted error, but that no longer happens as when I click it just freezes and I have to do a CTRL + ALT + Delete on the subsequent folder.


I also went to Disk Management, tried EaseUS Data Recovery, and CMD (user and administrator) running a chkdsk query but once the external hard drive is turned on all of the above either freeze up or hang. It's only after I turn off the external hard drive do the above work as intended. Any help would be appreciated.




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xpcman 18416 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus January 22, 2018 Last seen - Jan 7, 2018 at 04:51 PM
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some people have reported success when using a Linux computer. Linux has different access programming than Windows.

Good Luck
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xpcman 18416 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus January 22, 2018 Last seen - Jan 7, 2018 at 02:58 PM
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It appears that the hard drive has failed.
crash20015 2 Posts Sunday January 7, 2018Registration date January 7, 2018 Last seen - Jan 7, 2018 at 03:08 PM
So there's nothing at all I can do to transfer or salvage what's on the hard drive?
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nathanwirth 170 Posts Thursday May 22, 2014Registration dateContributorStatus January 18, 2018 Last seen - Jan 10, 2018 at 12:08 AM
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You do need to check your drive in disk management and check the drive letter to make it workable again. I hope change drive letter option may help you out.
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