|I have a seagate external hard drive that i accidentally dropped the other day. for the most part it seemed ok but i started to noticed a couple files acting funny. so i ran system mechanic to check the disk for errors, which it said it had some, it said it locked the hard drive so it can have chkdsk run on restart. |
on restart, chkdsk runs and it goes through the entire process till i gets to the system volume bitmap save, or something like that. it gives a message of not enough space to continue and shuts down. when the system restarts, it starts to hang up on the restart, running really sluggish. i figure out its the hard drive thats slowing it down. let the system boot, plug up the hard drive and it will hang up the system for 2 minutes as it checks out the hard drive.
once its done it comes up saying it needs to be formated. so i ended up trying to format it and it keeps giving me a message "windows is unable to complete the format". I have attempted to run chkdsk from command prompt but it keeps saying it cant read RAW format.
at this point i just want the hard drive back i have accepted the loss of the data. all help is appreciated. using vista home 64