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External Hard drive is unallocated after clea install of Win 7

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  • External Hard Drive
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Last response: in Storage
September 18, 2011 10:03:51 PM

Ok so i did a clean install on my PC and for some reason my PC is reading my external hard drive as unallocated. It reads perfect on our other computers and on other media devices, but on says unallocated on my PC. What should i do to get it back? formatting is not an option because I have close to 700 gigs of stuff on it and can't lose it. If i right click it says i can do some stuff to it but i don not know what option to choose.

Thanks for the help!

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September 20, 2011 12:46:31 AM

plug it into your other comps and run a full check disk. go to run then to cmd then type chkdsk /r /f [driveletter]/ and try it on your main comp. start there and see if that fixes it.
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