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Simpledrive 500gb suddenly not readable though it is recongnized by windows 7; message "the file is corrupted or unreadable" is received when I attempt to open it, then it prompts me to reformat which

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Same thing happened to my hdd I ran this test http://www.hgst.com/support/downloads/ and it fixed it hope it works

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No need to pay money to get back the data.

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Chkdsk /F /X D:

(replace D: with the letter of the drive)

you can also try CHKDSK /F /X /R D:

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Your hard-drive is crashed and unreadable by win32.dll what you can do is try kick starting by using your friend computer it just might do it. I had same problem and I asked my son to using my hard-drive on his PC. It worked and still working. good luck

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SOURCE: Simpletech external 500GB Hardrive corrupted

PC INSPECTOR™ File Recovery 4.x is a data recovery program that supports the FAT 12/16/32 and NTFS file systems. The current version 4.x replaces the previous version 3.x, which is now over 6 years old.
http://www.pcinspector.de/Sites/file_recovery/info.htm?language=1

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SOURCE: my iomega 500gb external hard disk is corrupted

my pc is not showing my 500gb iomega external at all,in device manager syas all is working correctly

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It says the drive is corrupted and unreadable.


you could run the check disk utility
click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive or
control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see 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
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An external unit has two main parts:
* the disk-drive
* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter

In your case, the adapter seems to be working OK.

But, when Windows tries to read the 'table-of-contents' from the disk-drive, it cannot,
and so you get the 'please insert' message.

You might want to disassemble the unit, and remove the disk-drive,
and connect it as a 'slave' disk-drive in a desktop computer,
just to bypass the adapter, to see if the disk itself can be read.

So, about 0.1% of the blocks on the disk-drive are 'unreadable'.
This means that the other 99.9% of the disk-drive _could_ be readable,
namely all your files.

Search online for 'DATA RECOVERY' software -- it reads through the blocks on the disk-drive,
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reconstruct the (unreadable) table-of-contents, and thus make it possible to copy the files
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Boot into safe mode and clear you temp and %temp%.

Run diskcleanup tool, your issue would be fixed

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