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I have a 1TB WD Ebook that is not allowing me to access any of the files I stored on it. I can see the icon but it keeps freezing on me

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  • renrahl Jul 15, 2009

    I tried to run the chkdsk but got a message saying I have to evoke in elevated mode

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Try doing a scan on the drive.

press start, then run, then type in cmd.exe press ok
type chkdsk /F /X /R G:

Relace G: with the right drive letter of your 1TB wd, you can find its drive letter from my computer.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

  • Ekse Jul 15, 2009

    okay,

    you need to open notepad.

    Press start, then run. Type in notepad and click ok
    In notepad type the following

    @echo off (Press enter to change to next line, don't write this)
    cmd.exe

    Then click File and save as.
    Save it to your desktop and name it exactly as run.cmd
    Change the file type to all or any files.

    Save the file.

    on your desktop you should now have a gear type of icon which is named run.cmd
    Right click on the file and select run as administrator.

    Now try chkdsk as I said earlier.



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