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nevertheless, wasn't expecting at all to lose the terabyte on that drive, just did as much as i could with what i had, including backing that up
amazing little (1.78MB) backup prog > DriveImage XML
ok, the model is hp md1000h
a google has others with similar issues (had a quick glance) in the first few hits
External hard drive Accessing Issue with my md1000h~1TB - HP Support Forum
So my computer recognizes the device(s) , but it wont allow me to access my files within the hard drive.
I haven't really got any error messages other that the windows is not responding, when trying to open a folder i did get one error that said I/O device error. I dont get it, b/c i was just watching recorded tv and videos from it last night.
My Computer: HP Pavilion Media Center TV m8100y
OS: VistaRe: External hard drive Accessing Issue with my md1000h~1TB
06-23-2010 05:21 PM
i have the same issue with the HP MD 1000H no need to explaint it again ..SAME exact issue..
I can only see the drives but i cant get access to tthe files anymore, and I dont wanna lost them. and makes my PC lag a lot ..
We need a solution to this issue please...
HP SimpleSave md1000h write protected! - can't initialize drive
08-01-2010 12:09 AM
The drive does not show up under windows explorer. Under Disk Management, the drive shows up as Not Initialized and Unallocated. When I try to initialize the drive I get "The media is write protected" Restarted the PC and also the external hard drive and the same thing.
I am running Windows 7 Professional 32 bit.
so, dunno why exactly, but if you disassemble an external HD from its enclosure, then put it in a pute, stuff on it could be gone, not accessible ..or something