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Unable to read sectors on a device!

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Last response: in Storage
February 15, 2012 7:47:00 AM

When i was formatting one of my laptops, i forgot that my external hard drive is still plugged to the system so as i was trying to format, i mistakely deleted my external hard drive patition ever since then i have not being able to access all the files in my external drive. I letter came acroos a software called active@ partition recovery. i bought it and used superscan to scan my external hard drive yet it could not solve the problem instead its showing me this message; "unable to read sectors on a device". please help if you have a solution to it.

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February 15, 2012 3:55:02 PM

Well the problem here seems to be the fact that you deleted the partition which for all intents and purposes basically deletes all the information on the drive. I would suggest using a data recovery tool rather than a partition recovery tool. You could try Recuva or another data recovery tool as long as you have not rewritten any information to those drives.
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February 22, 2012 4:47:56 AM

1. First all, thanks y'all for all your contributions. but i waited for solution but it come on time and there was no way i could access my drive without formatting it, so i have formatted it now but all my files are gone. I remove the external drive from the jacket and fix in my laptop as internal hard disk. my computer can now see it as external hard disk only that all i can see now are windows files. Please can i still recover my files they are very important and they worth thousands of dollars thanks.

2. My second hard disk is no longer opening. When i plugged to my PC, my computer will identify that a disk has been plugged but it will not specify it and if i go to my computer i will not see it. But when i go to disk management; then i will receive a message like this;
disk 1
Not initialized.
then I'll right click and select initialize, I'll receive "Incorrect function"
the size of the disk is 320 GB.

Please help if you have the solution.
Once again i thank Inzone and Rwgwiccan for the contributions.
you guys are the best. thanks
February 27, 2012 1:03:50 PM

Best answer selected by raredudex.
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February 28, 2012 12:19:42 AM

You can still try to recover the files even though you have formated the drive , just use the software that is in the link that I had provided.