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November 16, 2010 1:15:45 PM

Hello,I have a simpledrvive model 96200 from Simple Tech. I cannot access it due to an "inpage error" after moving my system. . Microsoft indicates that this is probably due a mechanical problem with the drive. Is it possible to recover, or is the info lost?

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November 18, 2010 5:17:06 PM

Thanks for your suggestion. I tried it last night but was unsuccessful. When the computer boots up, it attempts to access the drive (the green read light comes on), but eventually times out. Even so, the dirve appears in the "My Computer" device list. When I start chkdsk, it tries again usuccessfully, terminates chkdsk and removes the device from the list. I no longer get the "inpage error" message though.
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a b G Storage
November 19, 2010 6:45:29 AM


Do you have a link to your external HDD?

Control Panel/Administrative tools/computer management/disk management and check out the status, is it NTFS, and healthy?

If you're using an USB hub connect it directly to the PC's connectors, try both in the front and back. Try another usb cord. Try the HDD on some other machine.



November 19, 2010 4:09:34 PM

mosox said:
Do you have a link to your external HDD?

Control Panel/Administrative tools/computer management/disk management and check out the status, is it NTFS, and healthy?

If you're using an USB hub connect it directly to the PC's connectors, try both in the front and back. Try another usb cord. Try the HDD on some other machine.



I have tried it on all of my USB ports with and without the USB cable. I normally use my hub ports because the PC ports are not hi-speed. I get the same results. I also tried the Admin Tools diagnostics. It shows uip as a 55.89 G (100% free and unused) drive when it is actually 60 G. The Status inicator is "healthy" , but there is no file system listed. I have not been able to try it on another machine yet.


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a b G Storage
November 19, 2010 5:57:16 PM
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Try changing the drive letter in disk management and if still doesn't work on some other PC.
November 19, 2010 8:05:57 PM

I don't know if this took the first time, so I'm sending it again. If you have already received it I apologize.

still no joy. I think i can get to another machine this weekend. Thanks for hanging in. I appreciate your time and effort with this problem.
November 22, 2010 12:54:18 PM

I tried my USB drive on another machine and got the same results. Apparently the problem is with the drive, not the computer.
November 24, 2010 4:14:53 AM

I think I'm going to give up on "Bleeping Computer". I spent 30 minutes trying to register. All they did was run me around in circles.
a b G Storage
November 24, 2010 6:12:50 AM

start/run
type cmd and hit Enter

type chkdsk X: /F and hit Enter

Replace X with the letter of your external drive whatever that is.

November 24, 2010 11:34:19 PM


After I tried my drive on another machine and it did not work, I brought it home and laid it on my desk. It sat there for a couple of days until I got your latest message. When I plugged it back in to try your suggestion, I was able to access it. It's not as responsive as before, but I can use it again. At least temporarily. Thanks for all your help.
November 26, 2010 1:16:07 AM

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May 24, 2011 8:57:47 AM

hello!i had the same problem wid my external HDD..i followed ur advice..and it WORKED!thanks!
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