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Dsk Chk Could Not Complete


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#1 fleamour

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 07:28 PM

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I dropped my external HDD, still will learn to be more careful in future! Anyway SMART has not been tripped, running it in my IBM T21 laptop it tends to go over temp (100 degrees). It would not format under XP but freeze at around 20%, also DSK CHK would not complete around half way through stage 5. In desperation I formatted using fdisk & have run various diagnostics, they report 99 errors then give up around 33% of the way through!

Will running DSK Chk in safe mode make any difference? I am not sure I have USB legacy support in my BIOS. It's foobarred isn't it?!? :thumbsup: . What about a low level format? I'm jst gonna have to chuck it then.

Edited by rigel, 19 November 2007 - 08:24 PM.
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 08:22 PM

Hi fleamour,

It sounds like the drive is damaged beyond repair. Still, you won't lose anything trying those things you have mentioned.
I know you mentioned diagnostics, but I would visit the manufacturer's site and see if they have any diagnostics for the drive. Run them and see what is reported.

As a last resort, You can place the drive in your freezer and then slowly bring back to room temperature. Reconnect it and see if it works - worth a shot if it is dead.

I assume you have tried to get any data you could off of it.

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 08:55 AM

FWIW - if you decide that the drive is hosed - you can always open up the case and replace the hard drive (thereby saving the rest of the components). We're doing this at work with the little W-D Passport drives (they've got a little SATA connector inside the plastic case that the hard drive plugs into).
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Posted 25 November 2007 - 05:50 PM

Well I received a new replacement dsk thru the post Sat. This checked out OK under self testing but would not complete a format under XP. When I did manage to format it, dumping large amounts of data to the drive failed. Then CHKDSK returned one or more unrecoverable errors. However after running Kill Disk it formatted no probs under XP & I've had no problems since! I have jst backed up all data, a considerable amount, to the disk and there are no errors in event viewer.

I'm gonna try the same with the dropped disk it replaced but am not holding my breath.
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