When I plug in my portable hard drive and got o open my movie folder on it, it comes up as needing to format your haed drive which is odd for me bacause I've had this hard drive for over a jyear now and when I say no to this option it comes up with data error: cyclic redundancy error, is there any way I can fix this and retrieve my movies???????
Are you able to check the SMART status of the drive using a tool like HDTune or Speedfan? I'd start there and check for problems. You can also download the diagnostic tool from the hard drive manufacturer's web site and test the drive.
Thanks but she is broken big time and I will have to get someone to try and retrive my data for my . Thankyou so much for taking the time ot answer my question as a newbie at this computer stuff it's people like you who make it easier for me to work my way through the tech world lol.
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