I have an external hard drive that is now showing cyclic redundancy check, but the information I have on there I need; its all my pictures and stuff... is there anything i can do or even someone I can take it to?
The good news is that it is an external hard drive and you won't have to go through a corrupted os on it to boot the pc, i mean, you wont have to get another hard drive. CRC assigns each block of data a number to depictate whether it is corrupt/damaged. You normally get CRC errors on cd's and dvds because the actual platter can be so easily damaged (its out in the open, it could get scratched). However to have a CRC on your external hard drive sounds strange. It depends on how much damage has been done to the actual hard drive... to know how much data you can actually get off of it. You could ignore CRC errors and follow these directions.