#1
I have a 500GB Maxtor external hard drive attached to my comp and this morning I have switched my comp on and its saying that my drive is not formatted and I am not able to open it. Does this mean that its become corrupted and all my files are gone?

I ****ing hate viruses and if I ever meet anyone who makes and releases them, I will punch him in the ****.
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#2
Maybe the drive went bad?

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#3
Yeah, it could simply be a drive failure, in which case the person you wanna punch is Maxtor CEO. Or a random old lady in the street.
#4
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I have a 500GB Maxtor external hard drive attached to my comp and this morning I have switched my comp on and its saying that my drive is not formatted and I am not able to open it. Does this mean that its become corrupted and all my files are gone?

I ****ing hate viruses and if I ever meet anyone who makes and releases them, I will punch him in the ****.


I hate viruses, too, but I don't blame them for things they have nothing to do with.
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#5
Yeah but does it mean that all of my stuff is gone?
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I have a 500GB Maxtor external hard drive attached to my comp and this morning I have switched my comp on and its saying that my drive is not formatted and I am not able to open it. Does this mean that its become corrupted and all my files are gone?

I ****ing hate viruses and if I ever meet anyone who makes and releases them, I will punch him in the ****.

if you punch him in the sarcophagus he will go down easier
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#7
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Yeah but does it mean that all of my stuff is gone?

Well, there's constantly new porn. So it shouldn't too big of a deal.

I have a Western Digital that broke down once... but that might have been my fault. Anyways, I had to format it again. If you have to, format in FAT32.

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Yeah but does it mean that all of my stuff is gone?
dude the same thing happened to me and I just told my dad and he got everything off it then had to re-install windows and that took all day but I guess there is hope you can get programs that can do it or my dad could help but he probably lives no where near you so maybe you could call a company that fixes computers some of them just come round to your place and fix it but yeah idk sorry man
#9
To hell with porn, that bugger contains all my matte paintings in progress as well as all my musical creations. God I hate reliance on computers. Bah.
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#10
Actually I think there is supposed to be a way that you can recover the physical data, but parts of it may be unrecoverable. If you haven't already, unplug the HD and leave it alone. Bring it to a professional.

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#11
Aww, man. That really sucks. I'm terribly sorry about that. I always write down important stuff on paper, not save it on a computer, but that's just because I'm paranoid that something like this will happen.
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#12
Did you know that professional backup services not only backups of your data, but also make backups of the backups, then backups of the backups of the backups, and also store these backups in heavily defended facilities in separated locations around the world? Yea...just a thought. That's for the really good porn.

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dude the same thing happened to me and I just told my dad and he got everything off it then had to re-install windows and that took all day but I guess there is hope you can get programs that can do it or my dad could help but he probably lives no where near you so maybe you could call a company that fixes computers some of them just come round to your place and fix it but yeah idk sorry man


Thats completely unrelated to an external harddrive failing

TS: Take the side cover off of your computer. On the motherboard you'll find a battery, take it out, count to 20 and put it back in. That should reset the USB drivers, and has helped me get things working before.

If it doesnt work, try it in a different computer. and if it doesnt work there, format it =\

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#15
Could you also punch anyone in the face who invented wireless networking products by "NETGEAR" and "Dlink"?

None of them work properly and I wasted money on those pieces of shit.
#16
Have you tried check-disk?
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#19
^ /lol

EDIT: why wouldn't it destroy itself? av companies are gonna struggle to identify a new virus if it wipes HD's including itself. Many destructive forkbombs/batch files are designed to delete themselves after the dirty work has been done
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#20
try it in a dif computer, thats what i did when my external died (not a fun time) and it worked
#21
It's a Maxdor...the're hardly reknowned for their reliability or quality.
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You need to get down on your knees and thank the heavens that you don't have herpes.
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#24
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There is no possible way a virus did that.

Why would a virus destroy itself?


Maybe it's an emo virus.
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if you punch him in the sarcophagus he will go down easier



Punch him in his ancient Egyptian coffin ?
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#27
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Punch him in his ancient Egyptian coffin ?

I was thinking the same thing.
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#28
Get this: Turn my computer on this morning and its now claiming that my hard drive is a CD drive and it keeps asking me to insert a disc. BUT it lets me explore the damn thing, so I am copying everything onto my internal drive.

ALSO it has changed it from being drive G to drive F.
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#29
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Get this: Turn my computer on this morning and its now claiming that my hard drive is a CD drive and it keeps asking me to insert a disc. BUT it lets me explore the damn thing, so I am copying everything onto my internal drive.

ALSO it has changed it from being drive G to drive F.


lol, your hard drive had a sex change! now it wants you to insert stuff into it, and it lets you explore it

It changed from being a GUY to being a FEMALE
#30
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if you punch him in the sarcophagus he will go down easier

Isn't that what they put mummies in?
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