My external harddrive become raw for my computer

ropper2112

New Member
I have used the same external harddrive for over a year but suddenly my computer cant se what on it. It has the letter "N" but shows as raw. Its strange becours it works fine on XP pro and it did work fine on this comp before. Anyone have a clue?
 

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Ardneh

Vista Guru
ropper2112:

You should copy your data from the external disc to XP first.
The external disc will likely need to be wiped and reformatted.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq/SR5130NX
    CPU
    AMD AthlonTM 64x2 3800+
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE

whs

Vista Guru
Gold Member
I second what Ardneh says. Save your data and reformat it. You seem to have trouble with the MFT - and that, to my knowledge, cannot be repaired.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Q6600
    Memory
    4GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Hard Drives
    2x250GB HDDs
    1x60GB OCZ SSD
    6 external disks 60 to 640GBs
    Other Info
    Also 1xHP desktop, 1xHP laptop, 1xGateway laptop

usasma

Old and cranky
Vista Guru
I just lost my W-D external drive yesterday - and it displayed the same symptoms.
Take the advice above and backup immediately!!!

Run a hard drive diagnostic on the external drive (available from the external drive's manufacturer).
 

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