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Posted 21 April 2016 - 01:13 PM
Posted 21 April 2016 - 03:05 PM
Rather than "stop" such warnings...I believe that you ought to pay closer attention to such and realize that such are indicative of a problem and prompt action may be required. Shooting the messenger...will do nothing to prevent a negative event from happening nor will it effect a resolution of any problem.
Posted 22 April 2016 - 09:29 AM
Sounds like your drive might be going bad. Should also check your event viewer to see if their any harddrive errors. if so, you need to think about getting a new external drive for backup, especially if you store other items on that drive.
Posted 24 April 2016 - 06:19 AM
If you have another computer, try plugging into that to see what it comes up with.
If it comes up with the same thing, then your drive isn't working.
Unfortunately, if that happens there isn't a way to get your files.
I would recommend backing it up online, aswell as getting a new drive for the files.
Hope this helps
Posted 24 April 2016 - 11:43 AM
So before I do any downloading (I'm very cautious of doing that after having gotten a few nasty viruses), I'm wondering why, if my drive is going bad, it would only show up only once in a while. It makes it seem more like a glitch than anything else...And it hasn't shown up since I rebooted my computer after the problem presented itself a few days ago.
My computer hasn't had any updates recently that might trigger it (as far as I know), and I can still access my files without any problems.
@MasterNe0, how do I go about checking my event viewer? I'm not very computer savvy.
Posted 24 April 2016 - 11:45 AM
If you want to open Event Viewer, press the Windows button and R, then type in Eventvwr.msc
This will open it up and you can do what you want on there.
Usually when a drive has failed, It will show up in the device list as "Mass Storage Device" or something like that, but will not be able to obtain any files from it.
Hope this helps.
Posted 24 April 2016 - 11:55 AM
@ckemp, I opened the Event Viewer...but how do I find if my drive is listed as a "Mass Storage Device"? I have no idea what to do with this thing or what I'm seeing exactly. Thanks!
Posted 24 April 2016 - 12:01 PM
Windows 7 Home Premium
Edited by Arlothia, 24 April 2016 - 12:01 PM.
Posted 24 April 2016 - 12:05 PM
Alright, plug in your dodgy drive, then after, press the Windows button and R, then type control printers
It should show up with the drive somewhere on there with Mass Storage Device.
Posted 24 April 2016 - 04:41 PM
Hamluis, at #2, asked you to supply a Speccy link, this would supply some hard data. I appreciate your concerns about downloading software willy-nilly but this download from BC is about as safe as it gets -
Follow his directions but make sure your external drive is connected before you run Speccy, then paste the URL into your next post.
Posted 01 January 2018 - 08:38 AM
Hey guys, don't run chkdsk if this is a result of hard drive damage, e.g. you dropped it. Chkdsk might further damage it. Try this, boot up into Ubuntu from a flash drive. Once logged in, plug in your hard drive & if you lucky you'd be able to access it. The error at times is as a result of windows not being able to read it in it's format so you need to try a different OS
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