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#1 thrillhouse

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:18 PM

I dropped my external hard drive a year ago. Since then, about three times, the partition table has been corrupted. I used a program called TestDisk in Kitchen Sink DOS and re wrote the partition and each time have been able to read and write again. And everything is still there and of the same quality.

To try and fix this from happening again I ran a chkdsk /r on the drive and it found nothing wrong.

Anyone know why this keeps happening?

The drive is a Western Digital 500gb with its own power cord. I don't unplug it when it is writing or if I am using it in any way.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:15 AM

Download Data Lifeguard and run the diagnostic test.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 05:01 AM

Thanks. That link is for the internal sata drive though, but I found my external drive's program and it passed the test. Seems to be working fine too. Hopefully it doesn't happen again were it randomly shows all unallocated.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 09:44 AM

The drive is a Western Digital 500gb with its own power cord. I don't unplug it when it is writing or if I am using it in any way.


Maybe a silly question, but do you go through the 'Safely Remove hardware' routine every time?

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:59 AM

No, not even once I don't think. Maybe that's the trouble, I will from now on.




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