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Transfer data from External Hard Drive?
Here's my problem. Had a 500GB Western Digital HD hooked up to my Dish DVR, paid the fee for hookup and worked great for months. At one point, when trying to access the HD, the circular light on the front of the HD would continuously blink. Unplugging/powering off the HD would not resolve the issue.
I take the HD out of its case and hook up to my desktop PC. Windows does not recognize the HD. I downloaded a data recovery tool (Get Data Back). This tool does recognize the drive but am still unable to recover the data. The drive does seem to power up as I can hear/feel the drive spinning. I'm just wondering if there could be something wrong with the boot process that Dish installed on this.
Does anyone know of a way that I could recover this data and transfer it to a new drive once I've reformatted one on my DVR?
08-15-2010 10:04 AM