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cannot access external hard drive

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#1 snlpnstslocn


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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:57 PM

Hi All,

after plugging in the external hard drive after a while I get you need to format the disk in F:\ do you want to format?

After a while throws another warning saying F: is not accessible, Data error (cyclic redundancy check)

It was working well until last week but then suddenly started giving this error message.

Anyone has an idea how can I go about this?

Thank you for your time.

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#2 Allan


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Posted 13 November 2011 - 08:40 AM

Discs do go bad and that may be the case here. I suggest you download the diagnostic utility from the HD manufacturer and run it.

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