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Cyclic redundancy check on external drive

So the girlfriend was moving a bunch of files to my 1T external drive, when i clearly told her to 'copy' them, but that's a whole nother ball of wax

either way while she was doing this the drive pegged a error, failed, blah blah blah. Now i plug in the drive and i get the "Cyclic redundancy check, drive must be formatted" error. I had about 200 DVD rips on this drive that I would like to recover if possible before having to reformat the drive.

most internet searches on the subject tell me i'm fucked. when i try and run the check disk program, i get an error that says "windows can't access the drive"

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Use the trial to see if you can see the data. At that point, if you can see the data you can either purchase the tool or seek another software to do the same.

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...scription.html

Spinrite comes to mind, but it has been a while since I had to recover I disk... most of the time I just let them go on their merry way. Which reminds me I need to run a couple of backups of stuff.

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ya i have most of the stuff backed up. but its been a month or two since i have backed it up, so i'm gonna lose my newest stuff.

sigh.. thanks guys.

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I have a program called HDD regenarator you can try. Not sure how I'd get it to you, but you could see if you could find an old copy online.

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Grab something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812232002

Plug one end into another computer and the other end into the hard drive itself. If the drive spins up, you should be able to see the file structure and grab your files. No?

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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this is a USB external drive?


I've had issues when windows is low on memory and the size of the hard drive is too big and starts saying there is no hard drive and it needs to format it.


I would first power off your puter and turn off the hard drive. And restart everything.


go to mycomputer and see if your hard drive pops up too. right click it and see if you get anything in the properties tab showing the size of the hard dive sectors tc... if you don't try restarting the hard drive again or run fewer things in the background.
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Oh its an external drive. That sucks.

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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I have a program called HDD regenarator you can try. Not sure how I'd get it to you, but you could see if you could find an old copy online.
i'll see if i can find that.

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Just make sure your "mycomputer" recognizes there is a harddrive.


there are other programs that restore/fix "formats" and "partitions"
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Just make sure your "mycomputer" recognizes there is a harddrive.


there are other programs that restore/fix "formats" and "partitions"
ya it shows it, but says i can't access it. when i go to dsk manager it says something about it being RAW format.

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if you want to try uh those sites that you get software from

because some of the free ones will only do 1gig recovery otherwise you have to buy it.


search for format and or partition disk recovery


try this first in DOS(command prompt)


thats a microsoft hard drive fixer that usually works.
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CHKDSK [volume[[path]filename]]] [/F] [/V] [/R] [/X] [/I] [/C] [/L[:size]] [/B]


volume Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon),
mount point, or volume name.
filename FAT/FAT32 only: Specifies the files to check for fragmentation
.
/F Fixes errors on the disk.
/V On FAT/FAT32: Displays the full path and name of every file
on the disk.
On NTFS: Displays cleanup messages if any.
/R Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information
(implies /F).
/L:size NTFS only: Changes the log file size to the specified number
of kilobytes. If size is not specified, displays current
size.
/X Forces the volume to dismount first if necessary.
All opened handles to the volume would then be invalid
(implies /F).
/I NTFS only: Performs a less vigorous check of index entries.
/C NTFS only: Skips checking of cycles within the folder
structure.
/B NTFS only: Re-evaluates bad clusters on the volume
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The /I or /C switch reduces the amount of time required to run Chkdsk by
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Use the trial to see if you can see the data. At that point, if you can see the data you can either purchase the tool or seek another software to do the same.

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...scription.html
ok, was able to view the files that were available on this drive. looks like all my music was lost as only a few folders were showing up. I have most of it backed up, so not the end of the world.

i was able to reformat the drive and seems like its working again.

should I keep it? or just toss the thing as it might happen again..

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Depends on how old it is 5+ might be hardware. It might have been that it was disconnected mid copy and that could have corrupted a sector. It might not be hardware related at all.

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