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Problem Accessing Old Hard Drive

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December 10, 2012 11:25:27 PM

I recently bought an external enclosure so that I could cycle all of my old Hard Drives from numerous PC's throughout the years through it and pull the data off of them, but one of them is giving me a major problem. When I plug the hard drive up via USB, I'm able to see in "My Computer" RECOVERY (F:)  which I can access with no problem, and Local Disk (G:)  which shows no information when I select it, and when I try to open it my whole computer slows to almost a stop, I even left it alone for hours and when I came back nothing had changed, but as soon as I unplug the USB cable everything goes back to working swimmingly. I'm not very educated about computers but I do like to learn and follow instructions well so if anyone would be willing to provide any information on what might be wrong and how I can fix it I'd appreciate it, thank you! I really don't want to lose any of the information on this particular hard drive! I tried searching the internet but couldn't find any information on this particular problem. Thanks again!

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a c 358 G Storage
December 11, 2012 5:45:37 AM

@am2009, your drive may have bad media.

Try a comprehensive SMART diagnostic. Look for reallocated, pending, or uncorrectable sectors.

HD Sentinel (DOS / Windows / Linux):
http://www.hdsentinel.com/

HDDScan for Windows:
http://hddscan.com/
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