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External hard disk problem

I hav usb seagate 160 gb hard disk.nw it is nt getting open message is the file or directory is corrupted or unreadable........CHKDSK is also not working for it......plz help fast

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    bkjain Jul 26, 2008

    this is also not working.......

  • bkjain
    bkjain Jul 26, 2008

    "error is unable to determine volume version and starte"

  • bkjain
    bkjain Jul 26, 2008

    i dnt want to format....i hav very imp data in it

  • bkjain
    bkjain Jul 26, 2008

    they are not recoverng.plz help...............!i can be in great trouble

  • bkjain
    bkjain Jul 26, 2008

    it has not crashed.data is there.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    how can I remove the bitlocker of my seagate external hard disk.I have the Bit-locker Recovery Key

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    unable to open the corrupted partition

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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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  • Ekse Jul 26, 2008

    Format it then.

  • Ekse Jul 26, 2008

    Format /X D:



    replace D: with drive letter.

  • Ekse Jul 26, 2008

    comment back. or if fixed, do change the rating.

  • Ekse Jul 26, 2008

    take it to professional data recovery then. will cost around 50-300 usd Id guess, maybe more.

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  • Ekse Jul 26, 2008
  • Ekse Jul 26, 2008

    either your not useing the program correctly or the disk has crashed. if it has crashed, so the head is broken or otherwise damanged, you have to take it to a professional data recovery,

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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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Hi,

I heard putting it in the freezer overnight may give a person just enough time to xfer, I heard that on kim kommando show a few years ago, just a suggestion

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