Portable Hard Drive not booting on XP

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Hi, Guys

I have Western Digital [160 GB] Portable Hard Drive Few days back I gave it to my friend to Share some stuff when he return Portable HD is not working on my Computer which have Windows 7 BTW my friend have Windows XP, Now when I'm connecting my HD to my computer it give me Drive name with some "unable to load Icon" and not letting me open my Portable HD and ask me to format which is not possible.

I request to all of you to please tell me some solution, can't wait



Best Answer by Lesten Pasio
Answered By 0 points N/A #129080

Portable Hard Drive not booting on XP


Your hard drive is infected by virus. This happens when you are not using an antivirus or a good antivirus. I hope your friend is not using any antivirus that is why when he attached this hard to his PC the virus infected your hard drive.

Try to use a good antivirus next time. I will prefer Microsoft Security Essentials.

However to solve this issue go back and attach this hard drive with your friends computer. I hope you will see it working. Try to recover your files under the protection of antivirus. Once all data is recovered format the hard drive and make sure that it is not more infected by virus.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #129081

Portable Hard Drive not booting on XP


Hi there 

It seems your hard disk has some malware activity , You bought not only the hard disk from your friend but also some malwares .
If you don't have an antivirus install it , if it didn't help solving the case , 
just format your hard disk , ( Don't worry i no data will be lost ) 

Now download stellar phoenix windows data recovery software 

I have attached a URL to download it


just go to it and download it and then install it , 

Now scan your formatted hard disk with it and you can see all your files in it , now recover everything to your internal hard disk. 

after its done put on a system restart and let your external and internal hard disk to dissipate some heat . now turn on your pc and copy the recovered files to your external and its done , Your EXT HDD files are back online .
NOTE :- Be patient recovering is not an easy task , it takes a while .

Hope that solves your case

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