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external hard drive not working

by m2k15 / July 4, 2011 12:01 AM PDT

HI, i've got a Buffalo HD-Ceu2 250GB up until recently it was working fine but now i cant access it on my computer i've also tried it on another computer with the same result.
Drive shows in my computer but when i click it keeps telling me that drive needs to be reformatted. i decided to cut my losses and try to reformat it but my computer wont allow me to do that.
i've tried uninstalling and re-installing drivers with no luck
i've checked device manager and its telling me drive is working properly

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Sounds like some partition damage.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 4, 2011 12:15 AM PDT

I bet you'll be removing, recreating partitions. Formatting doesn't do that.

And about the tools for other things like recovery and fixing. Those are in the top posts of this forum.

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by m2k15 / July 4, 2011 1:25 AM PDT

im a bit of a noob when it comes to computers. not totally but a bit

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No problem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 4, 2011 1:33 AM PDT
In reply to: partitions?
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disk management
by m2k15 / July 4, 2011 2:36 AM PDT
In reply to: No problem.

ok so ive followed the tips.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 4, 2011 11:59 PM PDT
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I can't tell what you want to do now. If the disk space was 100% free you could have created a partition and formatted that (the tutorials showed how.)

But your reply didn't ask a question or write what stopped you.

Please tell what the goals are.

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by m2k15 / July 5, 2011 9:47 PM PDT
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well what was stopping me was that there was still 200gb of media showing on it when i hooked it to my xbox 360. wasn't sure why my computer wasn't recognising this?

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Sounds proper.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 6, 2011 6:29 AM PDT
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If you opt for the format instead of the quick format it takes hours. Nothing busted. Drives are now huge and the USB is slow.

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