Windows 10: Will leaving a portable hard drive plugged into my laptop corrupt any data??

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  1. Will leaving a portable hard drive plugged into my laptop corrupt any data??


    I have a Alienware m15 and am thinking of resetting windows to factory defaults, but will leaving a portable hard drive damage anything? When windows boots up will it just be normally plugged in? Should I leave it in while it is resetting or safety eject it? Does my hard drive have any important windows data on it?

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    /u/Vanniladestoryer, Apr 7, 2021
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  2. Msap14 Win User

    Hard Drive Data Recovery

    got a laptop pata hard drive that makes a slight constant clicking noise. hard drive is more than likely dead/dying right... i can see that partitions of the hard drive in disk management and i can see the partitions in my computer but i can't get to any of the data.

    any suggestions?
     
    Msap14, Apr 7, 2021
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  3. btarunr Win User
    Toshiba Introduces New Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drives

    In an exceptional blend of data protection, portability and simplicity, Toshiba has unveiled the newest addition to its Canvio line of portable hard drive solutions – the Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive family for the PC. Developed with ultimate usability in mind for the everyday consumer, the Canvio Basics requires only a single step to start saving and transporting important files: Plug it in. With no necessary software to install and available with 320 gigabytes (GB1), 500GB, or 750GB of storage space, the Canvio Basics offers a hassle-free, high capacity storage solution right out of the box.

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    btarunr, Apr 7, 2021
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  4. Will leaving a portable hard drive plugged into my laptop corrupt any data??

    Computer freezes and Explorer doen't respond when I plug an external Hard drive

    Hello jobkakule,

    The issue is possibly caused by corrupted data or bad sectors on your external hard drive or could be a sign of a failing hard drive.

    To better assist you with your concern, I'd like to know the following:

    • Confirm which build is currently installed on your device. To check, follow the steps below:
    1. Press Windows key + R, then type in winver.
    2. Click OK.
    • Have you tried plugging your external hard drive to a different USB port? Also, check if you can access the drive by plugging it to a different computer.
    • What is the make and model of your computer?

    Meanwhile, I'd suggest to repair the bad sectors on your external hard drive. Kindly refer to the steps below:

    (Let's just assume that the drive letter for your external hard drive is E. If not, please do change it to the correct drive letter)

    1. Plug in your external hard drive. Click on Start, search for
    Command Prompt, right-click on it and select Run as administrator.

    2. Type in the following command below and press Enter after each command:

    Chkdsk /f E:

    Chkdsk /r E:

    3. Reboot your computer after the scan is completed.

    Looking forward to your response.

    Regards.
     
    Melchizedek Qui, Apr 7, 2021
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