Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Clear a crc error

Last response: in Storage
August 21, 2011 7:00:35 AM


I am using an old laptop IDE hdd as a USB external drive. I think I have induced a crc error by trying to upload a large file to the drive. The drive does not appear in Device Manager or Computer Management. I have tried several "recovery" programmes but no success to date. Is there any way to recover the drive for further use. Data recovery is not an issue. Thank you

More about : clear crc error

a b G Storage
August 22, 2011 7:26:01 PM

Try formatting it.
August 22, 2011 7:34:19 PM

"I have induced a crc error" that would not normally make the drive disappear "does not appear in Device Manager or Computer Management".

How does the external drive (IDE HDD in external usb adapter) get power? Is it spinning up ? Is the drive firmly plugged into the USB adapter? Is the USB adatper firmly plugged into PC. Can you remove the USB connector then put it in a different USB port ?? If so is the drive detected?