failure to detect external hard drive after boot up

Posted on 2005-04-13
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
there was some power failure while i was transferring some data to the ext HDD and when i restarted the computer, everything's fine, except that the ext HDD was no longer detectable. the disk is still spinning, connections are intact yet it cant be detected.

Question by:kompressor
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    Hi kompressor,

    take it to another computer and check if it's detected there. chances are the problem in hard disk

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    Assisted Solution

    You might also need to take it out of the enclosure and hook it up as a slave drive - the enclosure may have taken a hit, but there's a chance the drive is ok.
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    also, if the enclosure has both USB and IEEE1394 (firewire), and your system has both interfaces, try the other interface
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