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a b G Storage
August 9, 2010 7:12:06 PM

Hello,my Seagate HDD is showing Cyclic redundancy check error and is not opening

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a b G Storage
August 9, 2010 7:38:57 PM

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Hello,my Seagate HDD is showing Cyclic redundancy check error and is not opening


The most common cause of crc's is the data cable. Replace it with a new one, the few dollars spent will save a lot of time and grief. Do this first, trying to recover data over a bad cable is gambling with your data.

You can run checkdisk to clean up the problem, but you will lose all corrupt data-(text is recoverable from the chk files made). As said above, change cable, attempt data recovery, then run checkdisk to recover the hd.

Using Checkdisk...
In the command prompt, type chkdsk D: /r (Use whatever drive letter you can't open instead of D: )
System may report it needs to reboot to perform full clean, and it may take quite a while to complete, so enjoy a break
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