Starting today, I am unable to put any files onto my Hitachi 1TB external hard drive. *Note I have about 550GB of free space. I'm able to view files on the drive, but when I try to put anything onto it I get an error message as seen here: tinypic.com/r/2w67678/8.
So I thought, okay! Maybe I can only read & not write on the permissions. All but normal Users have full access. Even though I am on the admin account, I thought, maybe something is up. So I try to give Users full permissions and this error occurs: tinypic.com/r/2uxu0jt/8. Note that this occurs with a lot of files and folders, not just this one.
So then I looked up the issue for cyclic redunancy checks. And I used both chkdsk e: /f and chkdsk e: f/ r/. For both I get the following message:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
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C:\Windows\system32> chkdsk E: /f /r
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is Alpha Drive.
Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
22784 file records processed.
File verification completed.
0 large file records processed.
0 bad file records processed.
Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
Correcting error in index $I30 for file 4353.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the bitmap for index $I30 fo
r file 4353.
So I google THAT error. At this point in time, I have no idea what is wrong with my external hard drive or what I am doing wrong. Everything tells me to do a "chkdsk" but it hasn't done me any good. What can I do to gain full access to my external hard drive? I'm getting desperate as everything I try ends in failure.
Edited by UmbraVGG, 02 July 2014 - 09:15 PM.