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CletusJones

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his shit is fucked.

what OS is he running and how about some more details about the external drive?
 

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CletusJones said:
his shit is fucked.

what OS is he running and how about some more details about the external drive?

xp pro i dunno much about the drive other than its new and 250 gigs i think :(
 

JAXvillain

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are you trying to boot to it? boot to another OS and see if you can get to the data on the external
 

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why_ask_why said:
are you trying to boot to it? boot to another OS and see if you can get to the data on the external

boot to another OS and see if you can get to the data on the external there is no os on the external just files he needs for work
 

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I.C.Water said:
boot to another OS and see if you can get to the data on the external there is no os on the external just files he needs for work

Firewire or usb?
 

wr3kt

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Hmm...do you have it plugged in when you boot the computer you're using?
 

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why_ask_why said:
sounds like it's trying to boot to the external...plug in the external after boot

na it boots up thats the message he gets when he clicks on the drive in windows explorer
 

JAXvillain

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should still be able to read a fat partition...sounds hosed

edit:try plugging into another comp just to double check
 

fly

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Go to My Computer > Manage > Disk Management

And see what it says in there, should be able to fix it there...
 

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fly said:
Go to My Computer > Manage > Disk Management

And see what it says in there, should be able to fix it there...

anything particular he should do there i told him to run the eror check repair thing
 

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I.C.Water said:
anything particular he should do there i told him to run the eror check repair thing

In the disk manager, what does it say about the drive? Does it say healthy for the status?