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External HDrive Lost ALL Data. Can it be Recovered?


Legslip

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I have an Iomega Xtl drive and when I plug it in a window opens and ask if I want to format it. I hit NO and then another instruction appears that states "E is not accessible. The parameter is incorrect".

If I go into properties it states the disk size is 0gb and that there is 0 data on it.

It does/did have important data on it. Can anyone advise what has happened and if it would be able to recover the important data?

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john bunyan

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If your PC can "see" the drive, you could try Recuva See:

Recuva

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rdave13

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Which Windows OS are you using? If 7 or Vista try connecting to an XP machine. See if you can get the data off it. Could be an incorrect disconnection or shutdown when drive using cashe. Win 7 vulnerable to this but XP might mighr read it correctly.

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Legslip

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Thanks Guys. Tried Recuva but did not find files and also in XP but get the same results as on my Win 7 PC.

Someone mentioned to me to try Ubuntu. Anyone know anything about it and if it might work?

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Legslip

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PS In properties in XP it states the file format is RAW!

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Legslip

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Hang on...... Recuva seems to have kicked in! Fingers crossed, will advise.

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Legslip

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Thanks "The Poet". Recuva worked a treat. Thanks for the other suggestion Fruit Bat.

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john bunyan

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lLegslip

Thanks for feedback. Glad it worked!

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