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Cannot access external hard drive ( Western Digital)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rdtortho, Jan 17, 2008.

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  1. rdtortho

    rdtortho Thread Starter

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    My computer shows all the files on my External hard drive, but I cannot access them. I get an error message that says the files are not found. I tried a data recovery, but the program cannot access the hard drive. Whats next?:eek:
     
  2. Alex Ethridge

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    I would run CHKDSK /R driveletter:

    If that doesn't work, I would remove the disk drive from the enclosure, install it internally to a desktop computer and try CHKDSK /R driveletter: again.
     
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