Re: a device attached to the system is not functioning

Re: a device attached to the system is not functioning


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Posted by Henry on February 25, 2002 at 19:27:07:

In Reply to: a device attached to the system is not functioning posted by LMF on February 23, 2002 at 21:03:51:

: sudently, I was tyring to access my hard drive (from Seagate), which has two partitions, C and D, and where I'm using disk overlay, i got an error message saying "a device attached to the system is not functioning". From another network Pc, i can see the disk shares, but i can't access the information on that disk.
: Can somebody help me on this?


Sounds like your HDD has taken sick - but maybe it is just the drive overlay. I think you need to get into data recovery mode; this will be more difficult due to the drive overlay. After you recover your files I suggest that you get an ATA/66 card (supports HDDs up to about 128 GB) so you don't need a drive overlay.

Read about drive overlay problems and some solutions at:
http://www.wdc.com/support/faqs/software/ezdrive.asp#lba [FAQs 29, 30 & on]
http://www.maxtor.com/Maxtorhome.htm [Select Product Support, Desktop (ATA) Drives then Technical Procedures] [Docs 24003, 24006, 24019, 24020, others]

If you have commercially valuable files and data consider a professional data recovery service (EXPENSIVE); otherwise read about data recovery and find some useful articles and utilities at:
http://invircible.com/resq.php

Good Luck,
Henry


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