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 89 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumUnable to access data in external hard drive ForumUnable to access Data traveler ForumMy pen drive has the data but not showing, but i can access from DOS ForumUnable to access external hard drive . ForumWe are unable to copy data from Windows 7 64 bit professional to pen drive , give Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] y-software ForumPre built Alienware or building yourself? ForumWindows XP does not see my hard drive - cannot access data ! ForumUnable to access data on my CD-RW disc ForumUnable to read data from Old HDD ForumUSB Flash Drive Error/ Unable to Open ForumNeed Help....... Unable to access hard drive ForumUnable to create a bootable USB drive with Samsung Magician Tool ForumHard drive showing up as RAW unable to recover any data ForumUnable to play games off secondary hard drive ForumHard drive RAW unable to access or recover anything ForumUnable to Access System Disc When Hard Drive is Connected ForumData is available on external Hard drive but i am unable to see ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumOption to install os on partitioned drive not available More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !