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Posted on 2011-03-13
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I had my usb drive plugged into my client's computerand I had to move the a bit to look behind it. A message that the drive was no longer available popup. Any computer I plug the drive into gives the error that the usb device not recognized. How can I solve this error?
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I forgot to attach my screenshot.
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Sounds like you broke it.
Get a light and look for a bent connection inside the usb plug.
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Tnanks for the response, I thought the same thing, but that is not the case. Oddly, I barely moved the computer, and did not even touch the external in the process. In fact, the external was sitting on top of the computer case, and I barely slid the case around so I could see behind it, then that error about path not found came up (I was copying files to the external at the time).
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I think what I will do is take the drive out and use another tool to connect it to the computer and see if that helps. Maybe in moving it, I may have shorted something in the enclosure system that is causing the drive to be unreadable.
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try this free tool :  http://www.handyrecovery.com/            handy recovery

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If it was writing at the time the heads might be damaged. If that is the case, nothing will work.
If not, moving the drive to and external might help.

I use a usb to hd adapter to read other drives.
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This is so weird, I plugged this thing in two other computers, and got the same error in my original post. I went to work today, plugged it in,and the dang thing just worked. I immediately copied all the files from the drive, and re-formatted it. Thanks for all your help guys.
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They both offered good possible solutions.
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tx for feedback
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