Partition Problem on External Drive

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Hello,

I have an external hard drive with 2 partitions, E & F. Both show as healthy and active, but when I try to access the E drive, windows prompts me to format the drive. In My Computer the drive is listed, but shows no Total Size or Free Space. I tried running Virtual Lab Client, but I get a "semaphore error". Any help would be appreciated.
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Have you tried fromatting the drive?

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Sorry, I should have mentioned that I have data on that partition that I hope not to lose.

Thanks
Since it's external the easy solution would be to move it to another PC and backup your data. If you have the same issue on teh 2nd PC then it's a drive problem.
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Unfortunately I got the same results on a second computer.
That makes it a drive problem so you are looking at data recovery.

If it's really important data then there are places that can recover it for you but it can be expensive.
The video doesn't really tell you much other than there's a drive inside your external box. With luck you might find a PC that you could connect that drive to and maybe read it if the internal drive is not damaged.

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Thanks for you help!

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