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Can I Move Comstar External Drive to New Enclosure?

I had that little feeling of dread in me that said if I deleted anything – even for a few days – something bad would happen – and now – here I am. External Harddrive not being detected May 17, The guys at the computer shop said that doing anything with the inside would require a “clean” environment and all this stuff I don’t even remember now and basically scared the crap out of me for a minute.

He has not posted back to extednal whether it worked. Malware Removal Logs Forum. Oh and I’ve tried it on a different computer that is running Vista.


I’ve been reading on this particular brand – which apparently isn’t the greatest brand in the world – gift from my hubby who knows nothing about computers it is a Comstar One touch gig.

I’m comfortable with software but for some reason uncomfortable with computer hardware.

External Hard Drive not recognized

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When I go to disk management, it shows up as disk 1, but I cannot format it, the only option is to initialize it. Drivers are all working fine, updated etc. See if they get any results. Promote cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: Add your comment to this article You need to be a member to leave a comment.

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What cables are connected? I am new in this field and don? From what I’ve read from various users – this is a common problem and several people have mentioned “yanking” the hd out and “shoving” them in a different enclosure and it working fine.

External Hard Drive not recognized – Tech Support Forum

My computer did show a message ‘invalid boot. You could comstaf try something like partition find and mount or partition table doctor. Community Forum Software by IP. The hard drive does power on – the blue light comes on so it’s getting power.

Posted 28 September – It’s little icon in the system tray also is there, and the computer does do it’s little bing-bing when it’s attached. I just realized now that a post was opened yesterday with a similar problem posted by anthonygpace sounds pretty similar anyway.

External HDD detected but not working Feb 20, Since then, the external disk is unreadable. Breaking Protections in Hardware Cryptocurrency Wallets. No, create an co,star now.