External hard drive is not accessible

hardware Slovenia
  • 12 years ago

    Hi, I have a Freecom 160 GB hard drive that I have been using
    for a few months.

    A few days ago, when I tried to access the hard drive, Windows Explorer gave me the following message: "F:\ is not accessible. The file or directory is
    corrupt and unreadable." I've tried fixing it with chkdsk but it doesn't help.

    Are there any other solutions except formating?

     

    Thanks in advance.

     

    Regards,

    Programmer

  • 12 years ago

    Hi programmer

    Try this way: Chkdsk /f /r F:

    When Chkdsk detects problems with the file system and attempts to repair the damage, data loss can occur

    If this does'nt work FORMATTING is the last resort

    Regards

    DoctorMahdi

  • 12 years ago

    Thanks DoctorMahdi.

    I'll give it a try.

     

    Regards

    Programmer

     
  • 12 years ago

    have you tried it on another computer?

  • 12 years ago

    Hi paulfp.

     

    Yes I have tried it on another computer. It didn't work.

    Anyway, when I tried what DoctorMahdi suggested(chkdsk /p /r f:), it gave me the following message: "The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems."

     

    Do I have to format it?

     

    Thanks.

     

    Regards

    Programmer

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