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Windows is saying it cannot access my secondary drive due to it being corrupted. I have unplugged the drive and plugged it back in... I can't access it from command prompt either... I'd like to access the drive to just copy everything.

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  • too_damn_dea Dec 16, 2008

    Nope - it's not an external drive... Power supply is fine - my other hard drive that holds the O/S is fine.

  • too_damn_dea Dec 16, 2008

    It says chkdsk is unable to continue as drive is in read only mode... let me know if this was expected.

  • too_damn_dea Dec 17, 2008

    It appears the program you suggested is for removeable drives - I have found this out after purchasing it. This didnt' do anything for my hard drive.

  • too_damn_dea Dec 17, 2008

    It wouldn't work on my C: or D: drive... just my removeable H:



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If this is an external drive has it ever worked? do you have an external power source for this drive? Check that the external power source is working. This could be a power supply or a second USB cable.

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    Cosma Papouis Dec 16, 2008

    There are two things you can do.

    1, Open up a command prompt (start/run/type "cmd"/

    type chkdsk d: /f I am assuming your disk is d: if not then change that to the appropriate letter.

    2, Go to and buy a copy of "spinrite" and run that.

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    Cosma Papouis Dec 16, 2008

    It was. reboot the pc and it should do it on boot

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    Cosma Papouis Dec 17, 2008

    No that is not correct.  spinrite works on all drives in ternal and external.  GRC are a decent company.  if you explain to them that you are unhappy I am sure that they will refund you.  But I would give it a go first

  • Cosma Papouis
    Cosma Papouis Dec 17, 2008

    Are your drives scsi?



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