Repairing External Hard Drive which is Corrupted and Unreadable
Is your old External Hard Drive Corrupted and Unreadable? Don't throw it away just yet.
Here is a procedure you may try to repair it without loosing the data on the drive.
If you are using Windows operating system, go to Start > All Programs > Accessories, right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. In cmd window that appears type this:
chkdsk x: /f
(where x = drive letter associated with your external hard drive, and before x: and after x: there is a space) and press Enter.
Command chkdsk (check disk) will correct errors and your external hard drive should be accessible again.
Note, this procedure only repairs software faults. If your hard drive is physically damaged, then the bin is the only option.
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