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How to make my hard drive back to work?

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June 28, 2012 5:23:32 PM

Hello,
I`m having problem with my Creative 500GB external hard drive wit two partitions made Ntsc and fat32. My laptop doesn`t see it straight away, after about a minute asks to format the disc to be able to use it. Tried other laptop too, same story.The thing is that there is lots of data on it. But the funny thing is that when pluged up to my samsung tv everything`s ok. Obviously can`t open unsupported files like pdf, but films and pictures are ok. Any help please, to make it back to work on my laptop?
Thanks a lot
Tom
a b D Laptop
a b G Storage
June 28, 2012 5:42:12 PM

Does this drive has a power supply? If it is USB powered, probably your laptop does not provide enough power for it, and your TV does.

Use Dual-USB header cable (you should have got one with your drive), like this
http://www.amazon.com/Connectland-CL-CAB20042-5-Pin-Pow...
June 28, 2012 6:15:37 PM

No, it doesnt. It has just regular usb 3.0 cable. But it was fine for a year, tried on other laptop, still the same. Will get the dual usb heather cable, I hope it helps. Thanks
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