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Old 08-30-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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can't plug in my External hard drive anymore


Hi there, I seem to be having problems plugging in my External hard drive to my lappy runnin ubuntu 12.04. It was all fine till 10 mins ago when I restarted the machine and plugged it in. I now get this message http://antobbo.webspace.virginmedia....s_tests/HH.png
Can anybody help me with it please? what should I do?
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:54 PM   #2
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NTFS? Plug it into a Windows machine, then unmount it properly (do not just unplug it), then plug it back into Linux and it should work. Remember to always unmount your external drives before unplugging them.
 
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:47 PM   #3
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Done that, I am afraid it didn't work. I restarted my machine in windows, plug the external HD in and then unmounted properly. The restarted ubuntu plugged it in and the message showed up again. ANy other advice?
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Have you tried the Windows chkdsk command mentioned in the error? That would be my next suggestion if you haven't yet.
 
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:04 PM   #5
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nope, how does that work, what should I do?
It might be worth pointing out that the HD works absolutely fine in windows
 
Old 08-31-2012, 04:57 PM   #6
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1st start by fallowing the directions in the error you were so kind to post a SS for us to read. If that does not work, then report back so we can go further into troubleshooting.
 
  


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