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trebnoj
September 17th, 2008, 11:21 PM
I'm trying to hook up an external hard drive (Calvalry USB) to my hardy desktop. When I attempt to attach it I get the error attached to this post. The drive is already formatted and apparently already contains 200 GB of recovered data. The irony is that I was getting the same error before I got the new hard drive, so now I'm thinking the problem may have been with my computer rather than the hard drive...

Can anybody offer me some advice?

IntuitiveNipple
September 18th, 2008, 12:36 AM
As the messages says, the volume is marked as in-use. That happens when the device is disconnected or powered down before the operating system has had chance to flush unsaved data to the disk.

Attach it to a Windows PC and then use the command-line to run:


chkdsk /f d:

Where d: is the drive-letter given to the device.

Then use the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the Windows task-bar to flush data before disconnecting the drive.