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Hard Computers &... | Answered on Jan 05, 2021

replace the hard drive with a solid state hard drive as it is failing
while you have it partitioned , that is only 2 sections on the one disc and if the hard drive is failing , regardless of of the partitions , it will not read right
If you will , consider partitions as different tracks on an album and if the player is broken then none of the tracks will play properly

Hard Computers &... | Answered on Dec 30, 2020

If you are seeing that error it's very likely the disk is failing even though it appears to be working OK. The disk itself and Windows both try to detect and automatically repair errors. If Windows is seeing errors it means the disk can no longer repair them.
Besides chkdsk, you could try other solutions mentioned in this article:
7 Solutions to Fix Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem

Hard Computers &... | Answered on Dec 09, 2020

The file systems are corrupt. Try running Chkdsk/f.

Hard Computers &... | Answered on Dec 07, 2020

Fixes to 'Windows detected a hard disk problem' error
  1. Use system file checker to fix hard disk error. Type: cmd in the search bar and click Enter. ...
  2. Run CHKDSK to fix hard disk problem. ...
  3. Use partition manager software to check and repair hard disk/drive errors.

Hard Computers &... | Answered on Nov 05, 2020

Generally, this message means that the drive is about to fail. Solutions to it could be more or less complicated. Check out this article: 7 Solutions to Fix Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem

Hard Computers &... | Answered on Oct 28, 2020

Does the ATA drive show up in Explorer? Can you hear it spinning? If not, your adapter probably requires external power, unlike the newer SATA drives which can be powered by the USB port alone.

Hard Computers &... | Answered on Oct 18, 2020

If the hard drive is plugged into a known good usb socket, the hard drive is probably incompatible or faulty.

If the drive has been formatted to 64 Bit it is unlikely it will be compatible with a computer working on 32 Bit and probably vice-versa.

Hard Computers &... | Answered on Oct 16, 2020

It all depends how comfortable you feel taking things apart. In external drives usually controller fails before drive. If that is the case, take housing apart, remove drive (depends on age it could be sata or ide type) and insert that drive in external docking station. If drive is ok and wasnt encrypted then you should be able to access your data.

Hard Computers &... | Answered on May 10, 2020

Hey there. So you might get solution from me. If you mean external hard disk. Follow this steps when you open command prompt of you use windows: C : \ USERS\ PROGRAM FILES\ chkdsk D : /f). Note that this sign /f) means your disk on the computer it could be any letter.

Hard Computers &... | Answered on May 08, 2020

https://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/408614-seagate-external-hard-drive-suddenly-became-raw.html hopefully this helps

Hard Computers &... | Answered on Apr 28, 2020

Make sure adapter is getting power. One supplied by usb may not be sufficient. Try another usb connector

Hard Computers &... | Answered on Feb 29, 2020

oldest question of all on any disc operating system or windows.
HDD missing , is this the boot drive, 2nd driver or external USB or eSATA drive??? I can not guess this,
use DISK manager first, never just explorer.
  1. click control panel in the start menu.
  2. click admin tools nex.t
  3. computer management click.
  4. disk managment, BINGO all disk drives you have there.
if you dont see your drive there it is dead.
if you do see it , make sure it has a driver, letter assigned.
right click any drive to change drive letter, for sure not the boot drive.

Hard Computers &... | Answered on Feb 27, 2020


To be able to play movies stored on a USB device (it doesn´t matter if it's a usb pen, a usb hard drive, etc), you will need two things:

1.- The device where you want to play the movies must support the USB device that you're using (not all USBs are the same, and they can be formatted differently, too). So if when you plug it in, the TV doesn´t recognize it, use a different USB device.

2.- The movies that you put on the USB device must be palyable by your device. ie: your TV, BluRay, etc must be able to decode and play the movie format, and this can be AVI, DIVX, XVID, H624, QT, MKV, etc. Even if your device reproduces DIVX movies, if the movie is encoded in a weird format, it won't be playable. The fastest way to know is trial and error.

Hard Computers &... | Answered on Nov 30, 2019

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Hard Computers &... | Answered on Oct 28, 2019

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