Is it safe to remove hard drive without confirming?

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I am worried on the consequence of my irresponsible action on my hard drive.

How can I make my computer recognize again my external hard drive?

I just unplugged the hard drive from the USB port without confirming from the computer that it is already safe to remove it.  

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Answered By 0 points N/A #105934

Is it safe to remove hard drive without confirming?

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Hi Danniel,

You should safe remove harddrive before you actually remove it, because it can cause data errors on the next time you open your harddrive, some data will also erase if you keep doing that it is not safe especially on harddisk.

This is the proper way how to safely remove your harddrives especially external drives.

1. Right click Start

2. Explore

3. Right Click which drives you want to remove Drive D: or E: etc.

4. Click Eject

Thanks,

Kevin

Answered By 563960 points N/A #105935

Is it safe to remove hard drive without confirming?

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The way to check the computer hard drive is to go to the My Computer. This display all the hard drive recognized by the computer. If the hard drive that your looking for is not amongst the displayed hard drive,

Then you need to work out the following steps below.

Make sure the hard drive is inserted to it's specific slot inside.
USB ports should be securely connected to ensure failure hardware issue.

If driver is needed, install the updated driver.

Then double click My Computer then check for the external hard drive.

You can also do a right click on My Computer then Manage.

Look for Storage and Disk Management.

It should display the hard drive detected.

Answered By 0 points N/A #105936

Is it safe to remove hard drive without confirming?

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Hi Daniel,

 

Regarding with your problem that your computer did not recognize your external hard drive, the reason might be your USB port or cable may not communicate with correctly thats why the external drive was not recognize.

If there are many USB port in your computer try insert  your  external drive to the other. The last option you have will be to reformat your external drive, but all the content of it will be erased.

To reformat your external drive

1. Go to my computer

2. Right click your external drive

3. click reformat. then quick format

Lastly, you should properly eject your external drive to be safe.

 

Hope I able to help you

 

Rhomz

Answered By 0 points N/A #105937

Is it safe to remove hard drive without confirming?

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It is not safe to remove your external hard drive from the computer without first making sure that it is safe to have the hard drive removed by stopping the device itself from the computer.

You can stop the device by going to My Computer and right clicking it then stopping it or you can look for the Add / Remove Device or Hardware icon at the bottom right then choose your external hard drive from the list.

Stopping the device properly avoid data corruption on the device especially if there's much activity between the computer and the external hard drive.

Not properly stopping the device could result to data corruption and/or the external hard drive being unusable.

Answered By 0 points N/A #105938

Is it safe to remove hard drive without confirming?

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It is not recommended that without confirmation you Remove hard Drive from your computer.

Always remove your drive safely before unplugging it from your computer. Otherwise you can lose some data and may harm the life period of your flash drive.

Removing flash drive safely from your computer doesn't take a long and not a difficult task.

To know about how to Safely Remove a USB Flash Drive from the Computer read the following link:

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Answered By 0 points N/A #105939

Is it safe to remove hard drive without confirming?

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I was finding a thread like this.

I am glad I had read all of their solutions.

I always remove my hard drive without safely removing it but after reading your replies, I'll be more cautious.

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