Question about Computers & Internet
Click start control panel administrative tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools click check now click start two boxes
automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
I have found best results ticking in one box then returning after its finished and ticking the other
seems like less waiting time
do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computers operating system and hard drive
hope this helps you
Posted on Feb 15, 2012
You haven't completely described your external hard drive's problem. What was happening just before it needed to be "fixed" and what did the drive do just before that?
Some of the solutions already posted may work for you but if you heard a lot of clicking or smelled something burning or a screeching sound, those solutions will not help. There are some recovery services out there and maybe close to where you live, but they can be expensive. It would depend on what kind of information is on it and what you think it is worth.
Will the drive power up? Can you hear or feel the drive spinning? Can you hear the heads loading or hear it trying to access the platters? Does it heat up quickly? Does it make any sounds you haven't heard it make before? Lot's of questions, huh?
I'm not trying to scare you, but without more information from you it is not practical to offer a solution,
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Try using some free data recovery programs such as Pandora Recovery. You should also check with another computer to make sure that itis actually faulty. If it is really important, you can go to a local computer repair shop and they might be able to help.
Posted on Mar 08, 2010
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