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Post by hariboluv on Thu 26 Apr 2012, 20:39

So we went through the process with isnatlling the Sims 3 on my external hard drive.

Everything was working perfectly until...

It stopped opening up when I try to access it, and my Sims game does not open either, so I tried removing it, plugging back in, shut off laptop, plugged it back in, and nothing seems to work... I hate to be a bother but it is agitating the hell out of me.



sorry for responding back so late, i lost internet for a little while.

However, no i did not scan anything and i don't think my laptop did anything either

it worked two times afterwards but its doing it again, and i don't know what it is...

also it will ask me to "format disk" which doesn't do anything anyway. i don't know

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 26 Apr 2012, 21:46

Hello,

Is there any chance you (or your laptop) did a scan (and fix) for missing registry entries while your external HD was unplugged or otherwise inaccessible by your laptop at the time?
If that could've occurred, it's possible that the registry has been cleaned up which is causing your current problems.

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Re: My external hard drive insn't "responding"

Post by hariboluv on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 16:15

I tried unplugging it and connecting it back in so many times, Did i break it? the light shows but its not "on" if you get what im saying



I tried awhile ago and it didn't do anything. It said it was unable to i think

please help I am really getting worried! What did I do?


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Post by Adwomin on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 16:39

Hello,

Don't do anything! The HDD is messed up at this stage.
Did you use the "Format now" option?

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Re: My external hard drive insn't "responding"

Post by hariboluv on Sun 13 May 2012, 10:13

so um, its been a few weeks, and i'm still waiting for help if i can get any...



yes, i responded to that, but

yes i tried useing it once but it didn't work.


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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 13 May 2012, 10:23

Admin wrote:Hello,

Don't do anything! The HDD is messed up at this stage.
Did you use the "Format now" option?
What he said.
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Re: My external hard drive insn't "responding"

Post by hariboluv on Sun 13 May 2012, 12:07

Okay I plug it in and the light comes up and flashes randomly like normal, i go to my computer and it just shows up but can't click into it. I only tried formatting once but it doesn't work. so now what?

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 13 May 2012, 12:17

Hello,

Please wait for Admin's reply. I really don't know anything about this.

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Post by hariboluv on Sun 13 May 2012, 12:18

OKay no problem, thanks:)

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Post by Adwomin on Mon 14 May 2012, 15:26

Hello,

If you did use the "Format now" option, all data has been removed from the disc. (Formatting means removing all data from the disc)
Though, it's still possible to recover some data, but it's going to be a hell of a job, especially if you used that option a few times.

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Re: My external hard drive insn't "responding"

Post by hariboluv on Mon 14 May 2012, 17:01

well i tried but it did not work, it immedietely stopped working as soon as i tried

and thank you for telling me what it would do, i didn't know what format disk meant...O.O

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Post by Adwomin on Mon 14 May 2012, 17:07

Hello,

What do you want to do at this point?
Recover the data or set up the hard disc as a new one.

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Post by hariboluv on Mon 14 May 2012, 17:09

Honestly I don't care, whatever works for you but on the other hand, I have some stuff on there for my Fiance's brother. So.... and he is a big cry baby if he doesn't have his shiz even if he doesn't need it. Seriously a 25 year old brat, no lie.

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Post by Adwomin on Mon 14 May 2012, 17:12

Hello,

I could understand he'd like to keep his/their personal data.
What is the HDD's size?

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Post by hariboluv on Mon 14 May 2012, 17:13

I honestly do not know...

I don't know how to find it.... just a moment

//EDIT

here is what it says...

2,5" Plastic White - Chips and more GmbH

DC 5V---2A

i don't know what that means....

it also wont let me access it from my laptop so i can't check it out there

//EDIT

320 Gb is what my fiance says

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Post by Adwomin on Mon 14 May 2012, 21:22

Hello,

You connect it via USB, right?
Did you ever take it out of its cover?

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Post by hariboluv on Mon 14 May 2012, 21:33

out of its cover?

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Post by Adwomin on Mon 14 May 2012, 21:36

Hello,

Yes, it's external, right? Connected via USB?

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Post by hariboluv on Mon 14 May 2012, 21:39

yes

//EDIT

Okay I am going to bed now

hopefully we can get this fixed (or not) within the next week or two... i hope

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 14 May 2012, 22:59

Hello,

Perhaps you can catch Admin in the chatbox during the evening or weekends, it'll be easier to discuss this "live" I presume.
You're in the same time zone, so it shouldn't be too challenging to see him in the chatbox at a reasonable time.

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Post by hariboluv on Wed 16 May 2012, 17:29

The Recovery finished:) so whenever you have time i will be here admin

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Post by Adwomin on Wed 16 May 2012, 21:56

Hi there,

Sounds good! I'm here all night, so try to catch me at the chatbox again.
So, now we can start resetting the HDD?

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Post by hariboluv on Thu 17 May 2012, 19:14

Alrighty, today I will be here for quite awhile I hope. The thing finished, and I am sure no one will be messing around with my internet...

So when you have time I will be here waiting:)

Thank you very much for all the help so far

...and yes I think we can start that now:) yay!!!

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