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External disc recognized, but not accessible (before it was in a Xtreamer)

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March 4, 2014 7:03:53 AM

I took out a hard disc from my Xtreamer and inserted it into a disc enclosure as an external disc (to be used as a backup disc).
My computer sees it as Xtreamer (G) and does not allow me to format or even to look at the contents. The messages are:

1)when trying to explore the disc:

G:/ is not accessible
Access denied

2)when trying to format it:

"you have not sufficient rights to perform this operation"

I guess that the fact that it was in a Xtreamer causes all these problems.

Please help

Amir

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March 4, 2014 7:47:09 AM

Check if online using disk manager and use that to zap/create new partitions.
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March 4, 2014 2:58:03 PM

das_stig said:
Check if online using disk manager and use that to zap/create new partitions.


If this doesn't work, there is 2 possibilities...

1. Xtreamer uses some form of background encryption or hidden/encrypted partitions so you'll need to do a secure erase.

2. The drive is physically unstable and you'll need to replace it.

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March 5, 2014 7:43:24 AM

Problem solved; today I tried the very same actions as yesterday and everything worked perfectly, to my surprise. I have not a clue what was the problem.
Thanks to all the nice people who tried to help!
Amir
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