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Topic # 100324 9-Apr-2012 10:49
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A while ago, my computer died. It was quite old and it was probably due. 
The hard drive (thankfully) was OK though, and I bought an external housing to put it in so I could hook it up via USB to my new computer. This has been working fine.

Today though, it does not seem to work :(

I have a couple of other external USB drives, and I wonder if it is because last night I placed a drive on top of this other external drive when i was using it? Like could the magnetic field from one drive wiped out data when placed on another drive?

I just can't seem the access the old drive any more.


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  Reply # 607029 9-Apr-2012 13:02
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Not possible however if it is an IDE drive I would double check the Jumpers, And ofcourse the obvious double check all the connections, cables, etc and make sure power is getting to it in the first place.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 607121 9-Apr-2012 17:22
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the most likely scenario is it has overheated and corrupted the partition table or the file table older HDD's tend not to like temps over 45c as it causes the r/w head to fall below its optimal height this causes errors to occur

have you tried doing a check disk on it to see if that fixes it failing that fixing it you can try partition recovery software

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