My hard drive doesn't read. Only tells me to format before use

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EmilRich
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- Aug 25, 2015 at 05:04 AM
EmilRich
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- Sep 16, 2015 at 07:09 AM
Hello,
My laptop got bad, so i bought a case for my internal hard drive and i was able to use it as an external hard drive. For about 2 months it worked normally but after after that, it just stopped working normally. Now when i plug it into my laptop it keeps telling me that i can only use the hard drive after i format it. When i click to open and view my files, i get a pop up saying "The drive is not accessible - The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable" I can't format the drive. It contains a lot of stuff. What can i do to solve this problem. Please help.

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Aug 25, 2015 at 02:05 PM
The drive is broken and needs to be replaced. The data is unrecoverable outside of a Data Recovery Lab.

Sorry for the bad news
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Aug 28, 2015 at 01:07 AM
Hello,
no software solution on your own will work, you only option is to a data recovery company retrieve the data off the hard drive, if it isn't too badly damaged.
sorry to hear this, if the data is important then seek professional advise.
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Sep 16, 2015 at 07:09 AM
Hey guys thanks for the respond. They were a little disheartening but thanks anyway. I found a solution to the problem a colleague helped me out. He used the command prompt to solve the problem. He entered this command "chkdsk / f *the disk name goes here(it could be h, or g, or whatever)*"

What this does is, it checks the disk (chkdsk) and fixes (f) the broken areas.

To be clear, the command is chkdsk/ f d
This could help someone else, like it helped me. Pheeewww boy i'm i glad that i don't have to loose everything in my Hard drive
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