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Iomega Portable Hard Drive Broken


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I've got this Iomega 320gb portable hard drive and it worked fine for months. I think I must have removed it unsafely because now, it doesn't show up in My Computer. It's listed under Disk Management in Computer Management but only as " " with a status of "Healthy (Recovery Partition)". It's also listed in Devices, but I can't format it or do anything with it.

Any help to get it working again would be greatly appreciated. I'm not bothered about losing the data on there, I'd rather just get it back up and working again!

 

Thanks muchly

 

Specs:

 

Operating System (OS): Windows Vista Home Premium x32 SP2

Amount of RAM: 4.00GB

Processor (CPU): Intel Pentium Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz, 2.00GHz


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I had a similar problem with my hard drive a few months ago (Topic Link). I'd plug it into my PC and it would just tell me it needed to be formated before use. Eventually it just decided to work for me. Sometimes it still acts up, so I just turn off the drive, unplug it from my laptop and then hook it up again, and that usually does the trick. Occasionally that won't work work, so I just leave it for a bit then try that method again.

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It did ask to format it before and when I tried it said it couldn't format it.

 

The furthest it gets now is displaying in the Device Manager but nothing else confused.gif


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Tried it on another computer?

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Good idea! I'll try it on my flatmate's laptop.


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