My hard drive is no longer readable in windows or linux

December 29, 2011 at 00:05:29
Specs: Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.04
I have an internal hard drive I've been using with an external adapter. I think I formatted it with linux (ubuntu) and it was working fine. For some reason windows won't show it on my computer. I went into the disk management and tried to give it a drive letter without formatting it and now linux won't mount it anymore, on top of the fact that windows won't either. I have backup on this drive. How can I fix this?

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December 29, 2011 at 01:44:18
It's a good thing that it shows on windows disk management. Post the hdd info from disk management.

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December 29, 2011 at 05:39:41
Linux should have complete access if you format it in Disk Manager and anll recent versions of Linux as far as I know now support NTSF, at least as far as read/write, so just format it and restore the data. Of course verify that your back up is good and accessible first and possibly put a copy of the data on another drive before you begin for your protection.

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December 29, 2011 at 14:35:24
How can I copy the data if my OS's won't read it?

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