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July 7, 2013 8:44:55 PM

I am just a novice so be gentle. I will try and describe as best as I can. I have an western digital external drive that has all of my itunes music on it. I was syncing it and accidentally removed the external before syn was done. My computer freaked out and the blue screen of death appeared. It says something about ntfs.sys.

I put my device in back port and "found new hardware" pops up and I go through the motions and it does not install and will keep repeating.

I noticed something odd in my "computer management" screen. It shows a F: partition which I can assure you I am not aware of making.
I cannot boot my computer any longer in normal mode. I am currently in Safe Mode with networking. I just want A. My external hard drive music back and acknowledged by my computer and B. To be able to boot up normally.

When my F: external was working it would show up in "my computers" as F: and now It shows that f partition. I will provide screen shots if that helps. It also shows conflicts of 2 usb ports using same controller.

It seems to be that my external drive is now part of my hard drive and or confuses my external for part of my hard drive??

Thank you for any help.

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PhilFrisbie
January 27, 2012 6:29:46 PM
PhilFrisbie

Windows XP is not designed to run from a USB hard drive. What are you trying to accomplish?

I saw someone with same problem and my hunch was correct. My windows is trying to run off my external as well.



PhilFrisbie said:
Windows XP is not designed to run from a USB hard drive. What are you trying to accomplish?



This is what my computer is trying to do! I don't know how this happened. I will provide screen shots for you. I cannot boot my computer up and my external drive is not recognized and I have the same warning codes as this guy. My external was known as F: and for some reason I see F: in computer management. Any help would be appreciated.

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a b G Storage
July 7, 2013 9:01:31 PM

Have you tried a system restore and go back in time a few days before all this happen?
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July 7, 2013 9:33:49 PM

johnnyb105 said:
Have you tried a system restore and go back in time a few days before all this happen?



No. I have no restore point. I actually did another windows repair installation . I have also run CHKDSK. I have done the "uninstall, reinstall drivers thing also.

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a b G Storage
July 7, 2013 9:35:07 PM

wow that's jacked up if you have no restore point on your system did you turn hardware monitor off?
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July 7, 2013 9:45:35 PM

No, I just checked. I agree something is jacked up
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July 7, 2013 9:47:21 PM

I never had luck with the system repair disks working right after I took the time to do them I always just started over have you tried using the external on a different pc? see if it shows your files
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July 7, 2013 10:08:33 PM

johnnyb105 said:
I never had luck with the system repair disks working right after I took the time to do them I always just started over have you tried using the external on a different pc? see if it shows your files


I plugged it into a laptop and off the top of my head it accepted it but searched and could not find appropriate driver or something. I notice when it's plugged in the blue light blinks rapidly and if I touch the external it is "working"

I really think it has something to do with F: in the computer management picture because I personally did not do a thing voluntarily. I never even knew of this computer management screen until all this started to happen
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