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

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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  1. Check if online using disk manager and use that to zap/create new partitions.
  2. 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.
  3. Best answer
    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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