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i have a maxtor basics 1TB hard drive with about 700gb of data that seems to have gone walkabout. worked well and showed no signs that a problem was forthcomming, tried to access it recently computer says unrecognised device it still shows up as a F drive but when you go to disc management it isnt there. tried DSKCHK and that says wont work on RAW files, tried to format and computer cant access I/O ERROR i have also tried RECUVA and other software on windows 7 my hard drive when opened up is blank with 0 bites and 0 free space when plugged into a vista machine it says free space 230 aaand used 700 and something but still opens up blank is there anything left to try

 
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try to formar your External HDD using this command, format X: /fs:ntfs press enter or format x: /fs:fat32 press enter the X where the drive letter of the HDD.. hope it works... if you cant format in the VIsta operating system try to format your External HDD in the windows XP... .....

 
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Tried it on Vista and XP just says it can't read partition of drive thanks for your input i think that i might just have to cut my losses and get a new hard drive it's a pity about the Data though again thankyou benmar for taking time to help

 
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i think you can recover your data from your 1TB external, try to connect your external HDD via usb in a Ubuntu operating system.. browse my computer look the external HDD their hope it can read their then back up and copy the data of your External HDD...

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