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cyclic redundancy check error

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by the47thsulaiman, Oct 24, 2018.

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  1. the47thsulaiman

    the47thsulaiman Thread Starter

    Oct 24, 2018
    please i need help

    i connected my external hard disk drive and its showing me the error message ''cyclic redundancy check''. i installed a file recovery software and i recovered about 1 gigabyte of data on the free trial. i just want to format it now and it proving difficult. i am willing to forfeit the contents of the drive. i just need my hard disk working again.

    thank you!
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 28, 2005
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    Hi the47thsulaiman, and welcome to TSG.

    Please let us know the brand and model number of the hard drive and what operating system is running on the computer.

    Can you please explain what difficulties you are encountering?

    Assuming you are running some version of MS-Windows, have you tried using the Check Disk utility that is included with Windows to scan and repair errors in the hard drive?
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