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Desktop I Omega 80gb HDD

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I have an I Omega 80gb HDD and all of a sudden I can't access it. When I try to save something to it  I get a popup error saying I don't have access and I need to contact my administrator. It used to show up as a I Omega Drive in My Computer and now it only shows as Local Disk (F:). When I double click the Local Disk (F:) It comes up as if there is no data on the drive. I just accessed it last week.
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by:Bozos22
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Which operating system are you using?
Can you hear the drive spinning?
If trying to access it and it acts as if there is no data, you may want to run the check disk utility on the drive.
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Michael-Best earned 250 total points
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Try it on another PC and another USB cable.
The enclosures interface may have gone bad, if so the drive can be put into a new enclosure.

Check your drives condition with:
http://www.hdsentinel.com/dl.php
Or
Here is a link to most HDD makers Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287#samsung 

Hope this helps.
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by:nobus
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your drive or enclosure can be bad
if you can open the enclosure, hook the disk directly to the PC, via Sata, or IDE
you may need an adaptor..
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by:greg92761
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OS is XP Service pack 3 I believe. Come to think of it last week my wife shut the system down just before we left town for a few days and she clicked "Install updates and shutdown" That might have something to do with security updates. I do have another system I used to run it on that I just repaired and I an check to see if it will work on that system.
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by:nobus
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you can always reset the system with a system restore, if you suppose that was the cause
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by:noxcho
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Can you take screen shot of Windows disk management with this drive connected and send it to me?
Also, it might be that your use account simply lost access writes to this drive. Try to take ownership over it.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
But still give me the screen shot. Cause it could be that your file system got corrupt by update.
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