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Data error cyclic redundancy

It's not showing the partition when try to open with my computer but you can see this partition in manage but it has failed to format

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There are several situations that might have caused a damaged to the driver.

DATA ERROR CYCLIC REDUNDANCY might have been caused by a Virus attack. And in those cases, you will provably end up buying a new hard drive.
How would I know that? Well, just check your memory and remember if you had been doing some Internet search/chat/downloading some stuff/visiting unknown sites, etc., prior to the damage.
It ussually happens when you are using Chat programs, in which you may have received a file or a link to visit to

(most likely the virus made an unrecoverable damage on the main section of the drive, the MBR - Master Boot Record)

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SOURCE: Partition error

Try using the command FDISK /mbr. This should fix the master boot record. If not, then if you don't care about the data on your drive, you could wipe it clean with any of the several utilities available on the web and then try partitioning it. Search for "Wipe Disk" in Google.

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SOURCE: i am getting the data error (cyclic redundancy


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.

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    SOURCE: How to repair and recover WD5000AAKS hard drive

    The problem may be there in your hard drive, try the hard drive with another computer and if the problem persists, go to the nearest Service Center of the Manufacturer.

    If the problem is solved on another computer, try repairing your OS first.

    Hope this helps, Mrityunjay.

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    SOURCE: i can't access wd 320gb element external hard drive

    click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
    right click to reinstall drivers or

    if you can see your usb but its not working
    ports(com&lpt)right click update driver

    even if you dont have any red or yellow marks you might have to

    Click Start, then type device manager in the Search box then click Device Manager

    Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers. Right click a device and click Uninstall. Repeat for each device.

    Once complete restart your computer. Your USB controllers will automatically install

    This method prevents your USB external drive from powering down

    Disable USB selective suspend setting.

    This method prevents your USB external drive from powering down.

    Click the Start button type power plan in the Search box then click Choose a power plan.

    Next to your currently selected plan click Change Plan Settings.

    Click Change advanced power settings.

    Click the box to expand USB Settings then expand USB selective suspend settings.

    Click Plugged in then click the drop down menu and select disabled.

    If youre using a laptop click Battery then click the drop down menu and select disabled.

    Click Apply then click OK.

    if this fails to fix the problem

    check usb leads for secure dust free seating

    sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable

    just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,

    check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems
    hope this helps

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