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Drive Recognized..Will not perform Chkdsk
Aug 14, 2009, 4:00 AM
So I have a 500gb External Western Digital drive that all of a sudden stopped being recognized.It had (hopefully still has 150 gb of data on it).
I went through several steps and now device manager in XP recognizes it as a healthy 465 gb unformatted drive.
So I go to DOS and enter E: so I can go and run chkdsk /r and then it hangs forever and finally and I finally get a cyclic redundancy error.
I have connected it to two computers and the same error occurs.
Any other diagnostic tools or other suggestions ?
Aug 25, 2009
Aug 14, 2009
drive recognized will perform chkdsk
Aug 14, 2009, 7:06 AM
oh dear... I think the drive has failed? You can try using TestDisk, though I'm not optimistic?
Aug 14, 2009, 5:45 PM
checkdisk (chkdsk) will NOT work on an unformatted drive. need to format it first. of course, at this time the previous data is probably gone.
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Aug 25, 2009, 7:45 PM
Actually this is not solved so I am not sure which answer to select as the "best answer" ..
Thanks for the effort though!
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