Hard Disk problems - file corruption

January 19, 2011 at 11:51:32
Specs: Windows Vista, 4 Gbyte
I have this problem with my external Harddisk. I was running a chkdsk check, when I had to shut down the PC, after that the hard disk was corrupted. I thought DAMNIT, formatted it, and suddenly it was listening 1.34 Tbyte instead of the usual 931 Gbyte. No matter what I did it kept saying this, so I contiued thinking "Sweet".

However now every time I put more then 100 Gbyte on the drive, files start getting corrupted, and reformating doesn't help. Anyway to fix this, or did the chkdsk somehow f--- it up?

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January 19, 2011 at 12:58:41
You need to delete and recreate the partition table then reformat. If you are a terminal guy use the DISKPART command. If you are a GUI guy then right click on your My Computer, select manage and do it under disk management.

WARNING, if you decide to use DISKPART make sure you select the right drive first or you may wipe out your C: drive.

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January 19, 2011 at 13:35:14
I have deleted the partition that way everytime I reformatted it. I doesn't change anything :/

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January 19, 2011 at 14:15:34
What is the exact model of your external drive? Is it in your enclosure or did it come as a unit?

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January 19, 2011 at 14:51:45
Seems like the model is out of production now, its about a year old. However its a Western Digital Something, and looks like the My Book or My Book Essential, just with a blue light in the middle of it.

I wish I remembered the model name, but thats the best I can do

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January 19, 2011 at 15:19:10
And it doesn't state anything on the case? Look on the bottom. Also, look in Disk Management to see how the drive is seen there.

Download the fitness tools from WD for that series, whatever it is. Check the link below.


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