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I have a fixing wd1600u017-004 Western Digital 160 GB, I tried to clean all old backups from it and delete all, but it froze in the middle of the process and I had to reboot my PC. When I open it again , it didn't see anything backed up, so I looked in Windows explorer, my backups and sync info was still there. I tried again and it froze again and then now it says cannot be initiated. How can I re-install a clean actual WD sofware on the WD passport?

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  • emy_study Jan 30, 2010

    in chkdsk I got windows found errors on the disk but won't fix cause cmd was run without the fix parameter, sync data is entirly unreadable, then it asks "convert lost chains to files?"
    should I say yes, or run chkdsk with the fix parameter?

  • emy_study Jan 30, 2010

    in chkdsk I got windows found errors on the disk but won't fix cause cmd was run without the fix parameter, sync data is entirly unreadable, then it asks "convert lost chains to files?"
    should I say yes, or run chkdsk with the fix parameter?

  • emy_study Jan 30, 2010

    i clicked by mistack on the red flag........... soooooo sorry it's my first time to use this site and i couldn't find a reply to you button!.... hope i didn't mess up anything!!! can I undo anything i might have done?

  • emy_study Jan 30, 2010

    i clicked by mistack on the red flag........... soooooo sorry it's my first time to use this site and i couldn't find a reply to you button!.... hope i didn't mess up anything!!! can I undo anything i might have done?

  • emy_study Jan 30, 2010

    i clicked by mistack on the red flag........... soooooo sorry it's my first time to use this site and i couldn't find a reply to you button!.... hope i didn't mess up anything!!! can I undo anything i might have done?

  • emy_study Jan 30, 2010

    It worked!!! thanks!
    I didn't really care for the data, the whole problem started because I was trying to delete all previous data from the hard drive, and start everything from scratch as if it was brand new!
    Anyway, I still ran chdsk with /f option and then y for converting lost chains to files. It all works now, but couldn't find the ini files in my root as you mentioned. Thanks again, you're a savior!

  • emy_study Jan 30, 2010

    It worked!!! thanks!
    I didn't really care for the data, the whole problem started because I was trying to delete all previous data from the hard drive, and start everything from scratch as if it was brand new!
    Anyway, I still ran chdsk with /f option and then y for converting lost chains to files. It all works now, but couldn't find the ini files in my root as you mentioned. Thanks again, you're a savior!

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First run check disk on the drive [chkdsk] [Drive Letter] from a command prompt. It sounds like you have a bad sector on the drive.

When that is completed run defrag on the drive

Let me know when completed. we can take it from there.

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    Lou H Jan 30, 2010

    np - if you do nto care about what is on the drive - the fastest fix is to wipe the partions and start over on it, create a new partion and format the drive.



    If you do care about the data - then rerun chkdsk with the fix command - your root will have files init afterwards you can look to salvage but most times they are trash.



    Keep me posted - dont forget to rate me

  • Lou H
    Lou H Jan 30, 2010

    glad to hear your up and running

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