Dell Latitude D610 Laptop
Windows XP Pro
Service Pack 3
It's a Beyond Micro Mobile Disk (model HD-337-U2C)
It fell about two feet onto a carpeted rug. It's several years old and primarily used for backup purposes only, though there are some non-backed-up movie files (approx. 30GB worth) that I had planned to keep on it temporarily (until I got the chance to watch and eventually delete them).
At first, My Computer would recognize the drive when it was first switched on and I could access it and navigate to certain folders, but when I went to open other folders I got a "Disk is not Formatted" error. Also, attempting to open any video files got me various errors from VLC media player, eventually crashing Windows Explorer. Then, simply clicking on the drive got me the "Disk is not Formatted" error. This lasted for a few (hard) reboots.
Now, however, I am able to go to any folder and seem to be able to play videos in their entirety, but I am unable to permanently delete any files. They go to the recycle Bin, but the Recycle Bin cannot then be emptied. Shift + Delete won't work either. I also cannot successfully Copy/Move any files to or from the drive.
Again, the superfluous data on here is not critical, and can all be downloaded again if necessary. I was just wondering if any errors on this drive can be diagnosed/fixed (at least temporarily) until I can transfer any desired files to a new backup external drive sometime in the near future (the other "keeper" files I intend to recopy from my desktop PC).
I ran GSmartControl on it and gleaned following info:
Vendor: WDC WD30
User Capacity: 300,069,052,416 bytes [300 GB]
Logical block size: 512 bytes
Serial number: W -D
Device type: disk
Local Time is: Tue Nov 19 10:41:29 2013 PST
Device does not support SMART
Error Counter logging not supported
Device does not support Self Test logging
EDIT: There also seems to be an issue with emptying the Recycle Bin, as it 'appears' empty but cannot remove some sort of corrupted file(s):
"E:\recycler\S-1-5-21-1993962763-1614895754-1801674531-1004\INFO2 - The system cannot find the file specified.
E:\recycler\S-1-5-~1 - The system cannot find the file specified."
Edited by hostile17, 19 November 2013 - 08:38 PM.