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External Harddrive Not Accessible

I have a little problem with my External Harddrive, yesterday i accidentally dropped it, and well my heart nearly packed up lol, anyway i plugged it in and it worked perfectly even watched video files off of it and everything. When i went to bed i unplugged it and switched off my computer. Come the next day it isnt working.

It picked up in Device Manager but not in Disk Management or my computer, so i thought maybe it was just the case. SO itook the drive out and connected it using my USB Docking Station. Same problem, picks up in Device Manager but not in Disk management or My Computer.

Any help??
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  1. Remove it from the dock, connect it directly to a computer with a SATA cable to make sure the USB interface is not the issue.
  2. hang-the-9 said:
    Remove it from the dock, connect it directly to a computer with a SATA cable to make sure the USB interface is not the issue.


    Already tried that, no luck, the computer wouldn't even start. I gave it to guy and he managed to put in his pc and start and then he populated the drive, whatever that means, and then it said unrecognized partition type and something about an I/O device error.

    P.S. I am not worried about fixing the drive i merely want to get the data off if there is a way
  3. If you've already tried it without the enclosure, it's almost certainly dead.
  4. USAFRet said:
    If you've already tried it without the enclosure, it's almost certainly dead.


    So there is no way to retrieve the data?
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    knaunko said:
    USAFRet said:
    If you've already tried it without the enclosure, it's almost certainly dead.


    So there is no way to retrieve the data?


    If it's not being recognized by the system, probably not outside of a clean room.
  6. USAFRet said:
    knaunko said:
    USAFRet said:
    If you've already tried it without the enclosure, it's almost certainly dead.


    So there is no way to retrieve the data?


    If it's not being recognized by the system, probably not outside of a clean room.


    Ok thanks.
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