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How to store hdd safely


Does the DVD burner drive have a magnet If I store an HDD next to a 3 unit DVD drive, will the DVD drive's magnet generate badblocks and delete files ...

1 reply Last reply on 17 Nov by

Are my hard drives healthy and genuine?


Hello, This two 1TB HDDs is good or bad for some storage files?

23 replies Last reply on 8 Nov by

Best software to test hdd health


Hello, What best software to test external HDD search badblocks and errors?​​​​​​​

8 replies Last reply on 26 Oct by

Doubts about my hard disk bought on aliexpress


Hello, My brother bought an external HDD (closed case + notebook HDD) on aliexpress but he thinks this HDD is used but he opened SMART or some HDD pr...

7 replies Last reply on 25 Oct by

Corrupt/unreadable hard drive


My WD Elements hard drive is corrupt or unreadable and I would love a solution. Anyone have any tips to solve this problem at home? When I plug the h...

9 replies Last reply on 26 May by

Can i find my stolen wb passport external hard drive?


Hello, I am looking for my stolen WB Passport external hard drive

2 replies Last reply on 5 Jan by

Hard drive wont show up even in device manager or disk manager


I've used this hard drive everyday and stored my files there. Unfortunately, it's not appearing in my computer but the blue LED lights up and I can he...

17 replies Last reply on 11 Sep 2022 by

Can't transfer data from external hard drive


Hi, I recently started having problems with my external hard drive (Seagate Expansion 1TB), after 2-3 years of flawless performance. It started off...

15 replies Last reply on 18 Aug 2022 by

Hard drive not detected on device manager after diskpart clean


Hiya I messing around with the partition on my hard drive due to error else where. Thats when I borrowed a clean 1TB external hard drive to use as a r...

4 replies Last reply on 13 Nov 2021 by

External drive very slow copying data to d:


Hello, My external drive is extremely slow copying music and data to my D: drive, the format of both the drives is ntfs, and my anti virus is not sca...

26 replies Last reply on 23 Apr 2020 by

Partition lost hard disk


I'm losing part of my hard disk how do I recover it ? How do I get all my information back?

3 replies Last reply on 8 Dec 2019 by

One folder on external drive isn't accessible


Hello, My external hard-disk's one folder is not accessible. When I click that folder, one message box appears: H\SOFTWARE(a folder) is not accessi...

29 replies Last reply on 23 Oct 2019 by

Wd my passport 1tb asking for format


Hello, When I connect hard drive to my PC then it shows just blank (H:) drive and address bar shows content loading. I wait more than 15 to 20 mins...

30 replies Last reply on 6 Jul 2019 by

Disk drive not showing up


Hello, Can someone pls help me. Every time I insert a disk into my disk drive it dosent come up at all. Its like it doesnt exsiest at all. Because wh...

97 replies Last reply on 5 Jul 2019 by

My hard drive partition not show up after i formatted my laptop


Hello, I have a formatted my laptop from win 8 to win 7 and I have 2 partition before that, after I successfully downgraded it my other partition ...

5 replies Last reply on 5 Jul 2019 by

External seagate hard drive is not showing files


Hi, My external 1TB Seagate hard drive is not showing any file or folder in it. However, it shows the space occupied by those files. And, it is no...

14 replies Last reply on 16 Apr 2019 by

File or directory is corrupt or unreadable


I have Portable HDD of 260GB, and I have made 3 partition in it. Drive Name are as follows; G: (Corrupted) H: (Corrupted) I: (Working) the pr...

236 replies Last reply on 3 Apr 2019 by

Second hard drive not recognized


Hello, I had a hard drive failure and bought a new Segate SATA Internal Hard Drive. As you can see it works fine. But I cannot get my second Weste...

36 replies Last reply on 28 Feb 2019 by

Western digital 1tb external hard drive not recognized by pc


Hello, I have a WD 1TB external hard drive, supposed new without documentation. The light comes on and there are soft noises from within, but when...

12 replies Last reply on 27 Feb 2019 by

Storejet transcend hard drive cant be found in my computer


Hello, I have a big problem with my hard drive right now which contains a lot of important things. Yesterday, it was working fine but when I plugged...

6 replies Last reply on 7 Feb 2019 by

One partition of my hard drive disappeared


2 days before I installed windows 8 in place of windows 7. after that when I started my lapi again I found one partition of my hard drive not found. I...

74 replies Last reply on 23 Jan 2019 by

Folders not showing in seagate external hard drive


Hi, When I go to the properties tab it does show that I have several GB's of memory utilized, but no folders display, but if I type the path or addr...

77 replies Last reply on 11 Jan 2019 by

"empty" external hard drive


Hello, I have a LOT of files stored in my external hard drive, but for some reason, every time I try to access it, it says that my drive is empty....

24 replies Last reply on 9 Jan 2019 by

My external hard drive now reads g instead f


Hello, yeah well I downloaded 2 games on to my external western digital harddrive WoW and Battleground Europe. I take my hard drive to my friends hous...

26 replies Last reply on 3 Jan 2019 by

How to recover my data in external hard disk?


Hello, How can I open my folder in external hard disk? Thanks!

1 reply Last reply on 2 Jan 2019 by

Unable to access files from 2nd hard drive


Hello, My friend’s computer only shows a blue screen with a "?" (question) mark when she boots it up. I took her hard drive (Western Digital SATA 2...

15 replies Last reply on 28 Dec 2018 by

Dell mediadirect express cannot access your hard drive appears


cannot open my dell laptop the computer says: dell mediadirect express cannot access your hard drive. this may be because you have enabled Microsof...

6 replies Last reply on 6 Dec 2018 by

Missing partition


Hello, Its an old forum but I have a issue with my window 7. My secondary active partition gone after mucking around with Partition magic and Sam...

3 replies Last reply on 8 Jul 2018 by

Diskette drive 0 seek failure (error message)


Dell B110 Hello, About 4 mos ago my computer began to display this message "Diskette drive 0 seek failure" on a black screen at startup. When thi...

133 replies Last reply on 7 Apr 2018 by

1tb external hard drive has 16mb of storage


So I was going to get my files copied over from my laptop to my NEW 1TB External Hard drive. When they tried moving some of my files over, which is le...

3 replies Last reply on 4 Apr 2018 by

2nd sata hard drive not shown on my computer


Hello, I have had a WD 160GB SATA hard drive as my primary HD and I recently bought a Seagate 80GB SATA hard drive to use as a secondary storage sp...

141 replies Last reply on 30 Mar 2018 by

Windows unable to complete disk drive format


hi, I have a problem with a disk drive. I can't format it. I receive en error "windows was unable to complete the format" what can I do?

56 replies Last reply on 21 Mar 2018 by

External hdd not showing up in my computer fix


Hello, i found an simple yet not very talked about problem that i had with my HDD. so i tried to install windows on HDD, it failed obviously, and afte...

2 replies Last reply on 3 Mar 2018 by

Western digital is not recognized


Hello, hiya, my western digital works on my PC, but when I tried it on my ACER notebook it said " Drive :/F is not recognized." HELP plzSystem Config...

49 replies Last reply on 19 Feb 2018 by

"file or directory is corrupted and unreadable"


I have a Terabyte external hard drive that is filled to capacity with music, movies, pictures, accounts etc . All of a sudden it is no longer accessib...

50 replies Last reply on 10 Jan 2018 by

Western digital - my passport not detected


Hello, My Western Digital is not getting detected which was working 1 week before. Suddenly this was not detected and following is happening a...

10 replies Last reply on 29 Dec 2017 by
Mumtaz Ali

My passport wd 1tb is not recognizing by pc,laptop


Hello, When I was transfering data pc frezeed and extracted my passport wd harddrive while it was transfering file. Now it is not recognizing b...

7 replies Last reply on 19 Dec 2017 by

Failing external hard drive


Hello all, I'm kinda freaking out at the moment. I have a WD elements 1tb external hard drive and it was working fine until a couple of days ago. I...

3 replies Last reply on 18 Dec 2017 by

Hard drive not read by pc anymore


I purchased a new seagate drive. It worked initially well at the first time. While I was taking a back up on it, accidentally I dropped it and it came...

2 replies Last reply on 13 Dec 2017 by

Wd hard drive not recognised


Hello, I think my WD external hard is corrupted. It shows under safely remove hardware and doesn't show under my computer. Under disk management i...

4 replies Last reply on 28 Nov 2017 by

Wd mybook not recognized


Hello, guys I'm suppose to ask a question but I am providing a solution to WD external hard drives at least for my book anyways, I've had my My Book f...

1 reply Last reply on 25 Nov 2017 by

Sata hdd not detected while installing windows 7/ windows 8


Hello, I was using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit. I wanted to use Fedora 32 Bit. This is why I installed it on my hard drive along with Windows 7. Af...

21 replies Last reply on 22 Nov 2017 by

Hard disk problem


Hello My pc while runing stop display and lcd goes off but desktop still on.. I cheked ..sound came from hard disk . Like.. tickkk..tiickkk... like ...

3 replies Last reply on 14 Nov 2017 by

A single folder went missing from my external drive.


A big folder went missing from my HDD, right in front of my eyes and now I can't find it.All other small folders are still there. I have tried Recuva...

2 replies Last reply on 6 Nov 2017 by

External usb hard drive doesn't show up in my computer


Hello, My External USB Hard Drive doesn't show up in My Computer Win 7 64bit. I've just received my Western Element 2,5Tb today. When I first pl...

14 replies Last reply on 12 Oct 2017 by

Unable to access files in usb hard disk drive


Hello, I am unable to access files in my USB HDD after a few minutes of operating it. If I try playing a movie, it will run smoothly for around 5 ...

20 replies Last reply on 10 Oct 2017 by

External hard not detecting on my computer or disk management


At first the external hard drive displayed on My Computer but couldn't access any files, so i used Command Prompt CHKDSK. The process took a while and...

2 replies Last reply on 5 Oct 2017 by

Hard drive doesn't work


Hello, i have a 250 hard drive i was using in my laptop(SATA) and i removed it and put it in my desktop and all i get is sound i dont know what to...

3 replies Last reply on 13 Sep 2017 by

Can't see full usb hard disk


Hello, I have an external USB disk, 500 GB in size. Yesterday I tried to format the disk. During the process I got a "blocked disk" message but im...

8 replies Last reply on 31 Aug 2017 by

How to find your missing files on external drive


After Googling for 3 days without success THIS worked for me: Open Start and typing CMD to open Command Prompt Window; Type “chkdsk g:/f” (if the...

1 reply Last reply on 12 Aug 2017 by
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