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external hard drive "not ready"

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we have a maxed out fujitsu m2694esa external 1 gig drive.  when we try to access it, it says "not ready".  it is recognized at boot w/ unique address but not accessible under any operating system.  how can we access the data?
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by:hugheia
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If the drive is an external SCSI disk then the driver for the SCSI Card will need to be loaded - else the adaptors driver for the connector - if this doesn't answer your Q - how does it connect to your computer
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if the drive is an external SCSI disk then the driver for the SCSI Card will need to be loaded - else the adaptors driver for the connector - if this doesn't answer your Q - how does it connect to your computer
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other scsi devices are working just fine on this configuation.  it appears the partition might be lost.  can i recover the data without repartitioning the drive?  there is no drive letter assignment although the drive is recognized at the boot up and scsi address is verified ok.
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You should be able to get some data off the hard drive, however the intgerity of the data may be questionable.
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What file system is on the drive partition?
What operating systems have you tried using to access the partition?
Have you tried connecting this drive to a different machine?

Note: If you happen to have formatted the partition as NTFS, FAT32, or some Unix file systems, you will not be able to access the partition from every OS.
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HOW can i get the data off if i can't get any computer to assign a drive letter to the drive?  how do i gain access to the drive?

i have hooked the drive up to numerous stations with the same problem result.  i have tried dos, win3.1, win95. . none can access the data.

the drive contains about 30,000 tiff g4 images scanned under win95.  there is no complex directory structure.
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If it was set up as a removeable drive in windows 95, try booting in safe mode, locating the drive in the device manager and deleting it. Then when you reboot it may be redetected.

I have found that the drive letter in the DM can point to an already used drive letter effectivley hiding my removeable scsi drive or cd.
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Try a disk recovery program, these can sometimes see the hard disk even though win95 can't- search www.shareware.com for recovery in the DOS section .Tiramisu v3.03: Data recovery is good (demo only though)
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