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HDD External Hard Drive Corrupted and Unreadable, What should I do?

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July 4, 2008 3:00:34 PM

Could anyone give me some advice on repairing or recovering data from a HDD external hard drive. I pulled out the USB while transferring some files into it and now when i plug the usb of the external hard drive into the computer it says its corrupted or unreadable, and i get an option to format it, but i dont wanna lose the data in the hard drive. Also, i cant seem to safely remove the hard drive, it says the drive is in use. what should I do? is there any data recovery or repair program i can get?
a b G Storage
July 9, 2008 4:44:09 PM

Get Data Back

Used this program often and it works well and is cheap.
We use it in our shop for most data recovery projects and it works a good deal of the time.
September 4, 2008 11:24:17 PM

try inserting directly to pc... might be drive still safe... most of the time its the enclosures that are damage first
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September 30, 2008 3:13:04 AM

easy fix.

get testdisk 6.9 win

use testdisk exec file to analyze and replace bad boot file with good back up

hard drive instantly transferred back to normal - no "raw" state or reformatting required

saved 180 gigs of stuff
March 21, 2009 1:14:46 PM

I have a similar problem. All of the applications went "Not responding" after i clicked a file from my WD portable HD. My computer hung for a long time about 25mins. So I pulled out the USB cable then restarted. When I plugged in the USB cable again, the drive doesn't show up anymore. How do I "force" my computer to read, let alone find, the portable HD?
March 21, 2009 8:32:56 PM

I have had exactly the same problem as soloflight- WD passport, not responding when trying to open files, computer jams, now doesnt recognise drive. I really hope someone has the answer as this is my final year at university and everything is on there- sore lesson to learn for not backing things up- I really hope theres a way to fix it.
October 27, 2009 7:05:32 PM

deanmartin said:
easy fix.

get testdisk 6.9 win

use testdisk exec file to analyze and replace bad boot file with good back up

hard drive instantly transferred back to normal - no "raw" state or reformatting required

saved 180 gigs of stuff


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I am having the same issue as the above user, but i downloaded this program and several others and my drive doesnt even appear, and if it does it appears as unreadble...please help i have over 200 GB of stuff mainly music since ima dj
April 10, 2010 6:57:46 AM

go to command prompt start-run-cmd enter

type chkdsk/r drive path example chkdsk/r d:

press enter
August 5, 2010 2:00:50 PM

premranger said:
go to command prompt start-run-cmd enter

type chkdsk/r drive path example chkdsk/r d:

press enter


Hi, Thanks so much. This solve the problem with my passport
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a b G Storage
September 2, 2010 10:09:47 AM

go to command prompt start-run-cmd enter

type chkdsk/r drive path example chkdsk/r d:

press enter



i tried it ... it appears like this ...
C:\Documents and Settings\xhai18>chkdsk/r F:
cannot open volume for direct access.

PLEASE HELP T___T
September 18, 2010 12:50:44 AM

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