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External Hard drive Issues!!!

by sethsaab9-3 / August 31, 2007 10:24 AM PDT

We've tried switching jumpers, we've tried disk management and tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers. please help me. I have a Maxtor 80GB Harddrive I have used for 4 years in a computer and then the motherboard fried in it. it has lots of data I want to keep on it. Please help me figure out how to get the information without buying anything else or deleting anything

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You are shy on specifics. . .
by Coryphaeus / August 31, 2007 10:37 PM PDT

What kind of enclosure?

What OS?

External powered or self powered enclosure?

USB-1, USB-2, Firewire?

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re: you are shy on specifics
by sethsaab9-3 / September 1, 2007 1:22 AM PDT

ok. Windows XP home, USB 2.0 My enclosure is a Vantec Nexstar 3.5" externally-powered enclosure.

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I have to pass up this one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2007 1:49 AM PDT

Since replacing the 20 dollar enclosure is not an option it appears your files are not worth the price of an enclosure. Just one tool to try such as

Why are you trying to save files that are not worth 20 bucks?


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But BOB!
by sethsaab9-3 / September 1, 2007 1:59 AM PDT

They are worth that much and much more. they contain many documents that would be vital to my ministry and I would hate to lose them to a minor hardware glitch. I need some ideas on how to fix this thing.

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But look at your post.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2007 2:07 AM PDT
In reply to: But BOB!

It flatly states that buying something is not an option. To me this means the files are worth "that much."

Good luck with your efforts.


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