Author Topic: Buffalo HD-CB 1.5 TB Not Recognized; Cyclic Redundancy Error  (Read 1601 times)

needhelp22

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Buffalo HD-CB 1.5 TB Not Recognized; Cyclic Redundancy Error
« on: September 03, 2011, 12:47:59 pm »

My external harddrive suddenly stopped working.  I didn't bang it, didn't remove it improperly, etc.  Just stopped working.  It started to give a recurring kind of sound like it was failing to read.


Details: don't know firmware version but it's a Buffalo HD-CB 1.5 TB ?model.  My computer is running Vista Home Premium.  Don't know if you need much more than that.

 

Description: External is not showing up in 'my computer' at all.  It appears under 'Safely Remove Hardware' as 'USB Mass Storage Device (TurboPC)' but without a drive letter.

 

Steps I've taken:

 

- Plugged into different USB ports-- no change

- Tried on my laptop--no change

- Accessed Disk Management.  It appears in the lower area as 'Disk 1' but has 'Unknown' and 'Not Initialized' below it.  Upon trying to initialize it I get a Cyclic Redundancy Error (for both MBR and GPT)

- Tried to update driver--says up to date.

 

I would really appreciate some help with this!  I have a lot of files on here and it disenheartens me that they could just randomly disappear so easily, even after taking good care of my external.


needhelp22

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Re: Buffalo HD-CB 1.5 TB Not Recognized; Cyclic Redundancy Error
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011, 11:27:27 pm »

anyone have an idea of how i can fix this?  i will go through the steps that you outline!


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Re: Buffalo HD-CB 1.5 TB Not Recognized; Cyclic Redundancy Error
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2011, 05:02:08 am »
To be honest if its under warranty it needs to be replaced. Otherwise contact a data recovery company.
PM me for TFTP / Boot Images / Recovery files  LSRecovery.exe file.