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  • XXL Drive not recognised by computer

    Hope someone out there can help, after a recent navcore install my XXL has completely died.I have to hold on the power button for 30 seconds to start it up and when I connect to my computer the drive is not recognised . I have tried to power up after connecting to the computer but it still does not recognise the drive although it does show up as a drive but cannot be accessed. It also say's that the computer does not recognise the file system. I think something has gone wrong during the navcore installation and damaged the drive but I'm only guessing, does anyone know of a way to access the drive so it can be formatted and I can start again. I'm really stumped with this one so any suggestions would be welcome even if it means fitting a new drive if thats possible. rymacg

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    Re: XXL Drive not recognised by computer

    Did you change the bootloader, if so which number ?. The bootloader file is named "system".
    If you boot up after a navcore change and this file is included in it, it will rewrite the boot, but it could be the wrong one.
    TomTom Go730 + Bootloader 5.5229 + Navcore SE 9485 + Latest UK Map
    Garmin Zumo 660LM + Latest Firmware and Maps
    Windows Ultimate 7 64bit + OCZ-SSD + i7 2600K @ 4.6 GHz + 2GB Radeon HD 6970 + 8GB DDR3 1600MHz

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    • #3
      Re: XXL Drive not recognised by computer

      Thanks for the reply but it seems to be impossible to access the drive to change anything, if I could only gain access I would delete every thing and start again as everything is backed up but all I get is that Windows does not recognise the file system or that drive has been removed from this computer, but any suggestions as to how to access a drive which is possibly damaged would be welcome. Thanks again. rymacg

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      • #4
        Re: XXL Drive not recognised by computer

        Why don't you try another programme like "Active Partition Manager" which is free to see if you can see your drive and format it.

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        • #5
          Re: XXL Drive not recognised by computer

          Thanks for the tip , I tried that program and although it did not work it gave me food for thought, do you know of any other programs I could try to access the drive . rymacg

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          • #6
            Re: XXL Drive not recognised by computer

            Originally posted by rymacg View Post
            Thanks for the tip , I tried that program and although it did not work it gave me food for thought, do you know of any other programs I could try to access the drive . rymacg
            Try this one: it has a "Partition Recovery Wizard". Maybe you will get lucky.

            Cheers.

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            • #7
              Re: XXL Drive not recognised by computer

              Do you know anyone running Linux, I have had a lot of success opening USB devices in Linux that would not in Windows.
              TomTom Go730 + Bootloader 5.5229 + Navcore SE 9485 + Latest UK Map
              Garmin Zumo 660LM + Latest Firmware and Maps
              Windows Ultimate 7 64bit + OCZ-SSD + i7 2600K @ 4.6 GHz + 2GB Radeon HD 6970 + 8GB DDR3 1600MHz

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              • #8
                Re: XXL Drive not recognised by computer

                There is the Knoppix live CD, a bootable Linux CD with USB support.

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