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SSD not mounting - Win7

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February 1, 2014 7:38:05 AM

I bought a 64GB Plextor SSD for my laptop, but a couple days ago it stopped responding.
The first sign something was wrong was that the computer hung on the startup screen.

The drive is recognized by the BIOS. When I put it in an external enclosure and connect via USB, there was a sound signifying it was recognized. Indeed, when I go into the device manager it shows the drive.

But it won't show up in "Computer" or in Disk Management. Furthermore, any attempt to interact with the drive crashes the respective window.

I desperately want to be able to get to the files on the drive. Can anyone advise on how to get the files back myself, or point me to a piece of software that could recover the drive? Best answer to whoever gets me the furthest out of this hole!

Thanks.

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February 1, 2014 9:47:48 AM

So it shows up in dev. mgr. but not in disk mgmt.? Is there a yellow splat next to it in dev. mgr.?

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February 1, 2014 6:16:12 PM

Y0GI said:
So it shows up in dev. mgr. but not in disk mgmt.? Is there a yellow splat next to it in dev. mgr.?


It shows up in device manager under disk drives and there is no yellow splat by it. I got a notification saying I need to format the disk before I can use it. Obviously I don't want to do that.

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February 9, 2014 5:52:58 AM

dorker said:
Y0GI said:
So it shows up in dev. mgr. but not in disk mgmt.? Is there a yellow splat next to it in dev. mgr.?


It shows up in device manager under disk drives and there is no yellow splat by it. I got a notification saying I need to format the disk before I can use it. Obviously I don't want to do that.



Sorry fur the late response. Tom's has stopped sending me e-mail notifications.

If it doesn't show up in Disk Mgmt. I'm all out of ideas. Maybe this bump will bring in someone else with better solutions.

Yogi

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