500GB MY BOOK hard drive.how to clear "disk error" & use again?
I have a new 500GB MY BOOK hard drive. A "disc error" occurred while I was copying large files from another drive......now my computer won't boot up with 500GB drive attached.....how can i clear error and use drive again?
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There might be a problem with the hard disk. You should hook the drive up to another computer and run a hard disk diagnostic test on the drive, such as Data Lifeguard Diagnostics by Western Digital to make sure that the drive is okay, even if it is brand new.
You can try running a disc check or defragmenting the drive. As time goes on hard drives can develop fragmentation from deleting files and defragmenting can clear this up. Hard drives can also develop damaged sectors which running a disc check can clear up.
A cyclic redundancy check, known as a CRC error, often occurs when you're attempting to transfer data to a hard drive. It's most commonly caused by an interruption in the recording process, but also can be a sign that you've got problems with your hard drive or optical drive.
Here are some steps fixed the issue:
Rule out problems with your computer Start by defragmenting your disk. Click the "Windows or Start" button in the lower-left corner of your computer screen and select "Control Panel." Click the "System and Security" icon. Choose "Administrative Tools," then "Defragment your hard drive." This will clear up clutter on your hard drive that could be causing the error
Use the CHKDSK program in Windows to see if there are other problems with your hard drive. Click the Windows or Start button and select My Computer or Computer. Right-click the drive with the CRC error. Choose Properties, then select the "Tools" tab. Click Check Now. Make sure the program will fix disk errors by checking the top square in the dialog box. Click Start.
The lack of free space iis on your internal HD not the external. Whenever transferring files from one drive to another, you are acturally making a copy of the file to be transferred and sending the copy to the new drive. If your internal HD is nearly full, you can try to Cut and Paste the files to the external, or clear up more space on your internal b/4 tryiing to move the bigger files. Best of luck.
i had exactly the same problem with a WD 500gb External HD MyBook
Edition USB , eventually opened up the case removed the 500gb Caviar
disk put it in an external HD Case (AC Ryan's AluBox)
and still had I/O error !!! i had serious music projects and stuff i
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first i run the simple in-depth diagnostics then i used the
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this helps bro!
I used to get this problem until i updated my USB drivers. Or try a different USB port. I only have USB 1.1 and this device is 2.0. They should be inter-compatible but you know how these things are sometimes. Make sure the temp of the drive is reasonable too, I've not had heat problems with this one but i have with other external drives in the past.