Unable to access my data in Ext.Hard drive Tags: Hard Drives Computer Software Storage Last response: September 3, 2012 3:07 AM in Storage Share winston-64 September 2, 2012 9:11:59 PM In accessing my data in the Ext. HDD the computer returns " Data error (Cyclic redundancy checks)" "Disc to be formatted before it can be used" How can I retrieve my data stored in the Ext. HDD? What are my options? Any software to help? More about : unable access data ext hard drive kenrivers a c 138 G Storage September 3, 2012 3:07:55 AM Have you checked the drive for errors? Right click on the drive, click on Properties, Click on the Tools tab, Under Error Checking click on Check now and make sure both boxes are checked. For recovery you can check out these links: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/download/Hiren-s-BootCD,030... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_RpUxfMayU http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/45913-63-looking-good... http://www.piriform.com/recuva/builds m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUnable to access data in my external drive... Forum WD My Book Essential Ext Hard Drive malfunctioned, unable to access the data on it. Forum Unable to access data in external hard drive Forum Seagate USB HDD and folders visible, but unable to access data files. Please help Forum SolvedUnable to access network drive in a domain based network Forum Unable to access data on Old Internal HDD via USB Forum SolvedUnable to access hard drive Forum Unable to get data of bit locker encrypted ext hard drive Forum Unable to access Data traveler Forum SolvedNeed Help.......Unable to access hard drive Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive data access problems Forum SolvedUnable to access 2nd hard drive Forum Unable to access my external seagate drive Forum Unable to access data on my CD-RW disc Forum I have sandisk cruser blade 16 GB pen drive and stored some data in vault. after some days sandisk secure access vault missing Forum Cannot access data on my external hard drive Forum external hard drive, unable to access any files, even though all are visible Forum SolvedCan I access data from a hard drive without plugging into a laptop? Forum Unable to access my Hitachi Sata Drive Forum Unable to access files from old hard drive connected through usb. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !