Windows 10: External HDD can't be read completely and causes lag Solved

  1.    3 Weeks Ago #1

    External HDD can't be read completely and causes lag


    good day. i have a toshiba canvio 3.0 1tb that can be read by my laptop. the long story is my ehdd had bad sectors and causes corruption in my files thus i formatted it. After a while i wen into an internet cafe to copy some games after going back to my house and plugging it in my laptop it doesn't stop loading and thus cannot be opened i cant detect it from disk management too since file explorer can't be load by it either ill post some screenshots.

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    edit: chkdsk in drive E: can't even continue
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  2. Posts : 5,803
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       3 Weeks Ago #2

    You may need a new drive. What do you have on it? As far as Data? Is The Cable OK? Can it be read from another PC?
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  3. Posts : 5,803
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       3 Weeks Ago #3

    If you do not respond it will be hard to help you???
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #4

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    If you do not respond it will be hard to help you???
    hello good day i just get back from school i left the chkdsk open while i was in school and it progress through. im trying now to see if my files are corrupted. ill get back to you thanks for answering
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  5. Posts : 196
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
       3 Weeks Ago #5

    "the long story is my ehdd had bad sectors and causes corruption in my files thus i formatted it."

    Once bad sectors started showing and you also knew that the files were getting corrupted, you should have stopped using it and gotten a new drive.

    Check disk is not going to repair the bad sectors.

    You can check to see whether a Live Linux booted from a flash drive can read your drive and recover any data.
    ( No guarantee whatsoever)

    How to create a bootable Lucid Puppy flash drive my post #8 here

    https://www.sevenforums.com/hardware...ml#post2936753

    Note: Use an empty Flash drive. If there is any data in it all that data will be lost when creating the Lucid Puppy drive.

    How to use Lucid Puppy:
    Lucid Puppy way to recover files from a non-bootable computer - Windows 7 Help Forums

    In your case it will be your unreadable external drive.

    If Lucid Puppy cannot read your external drive, I don't think there is any other viable solution.
    Last edited by jumanji; 3 Weeks Ago at 03:48.
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  6.    3 Weeks Ago #6

    jumanji said: View Post
    "the long story is my ehdd had bad sectors and causes corruption in my files thus i formatted it."

    Once bad sectors started showing and you also knew that the files were getting corrupted, you should have stopped using it and gotten a new drive.

    Check disk is not going to repair the bad sectors.

    You can check to see whether a Live Linux booted from a flash drive can read your drive and recover any data.
    ( No guarantee whatsoever)

    How to create a bootable Lucid Puppy flash drive my post #8 here

    https://www.sevenforums.com/hardware...ml#post2936753

    Note: Use an empty Flash drive. If there is any data in it all that data will be lost when creating the Lucid Puppy drive.

    How to use Lucid Puppy:
    Lucid Puppy way to recover files from a non-bootable computer - Windows 7 Help Forums

    In your case it will be your unreadable external drive.

    If Lucid Puppy cannot read your external drive, I don't think there is any other viable solution.
    thanks for the reply. i dont need to recover my data in the external hard drive since its mainly games, i just need to make it bootable again can this lucid puppy format or make the external drive bootable again?
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  7. Posts : 4,509
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       3 Weeks Ago #7

    Yves0105 said: View Post
    thanks for the reply. i dont need to recover my data in the external hard drive since its mainly games, i just need to make it bootable again can this lucid puppy format or make the external drive bootable again?

    If a drive is starting to develop bad sectors then it's going to continue to get worse. You may well need a new one. You can check it's condition with Crystal Disk Info which will read it's SMART data. Any number above 0 for 'Relocated sector count', 'Current Pending Sector Count' or 'Uncorrectable Sector Count' is a bad sign. Chckdsk or other software can mark bad sectors so they don't get used, but it's only a Band-Aid - more are likely to develop later.

    The only case where chkdsk may help is if the bad sectors were due to you dropping the drive while it was running - if there's a known cause for the bad blocks the rest of the drive may be OK to use. If they appeared for no apparent reason the drive is probably failing.

    Crystal Disk Info is available as a Portable App that doesn't need an install.
    https://portableapps.com/apps/utilit...kinfo_portable
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  8. Posts : 196
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
       3 Weeks Ago #8

    Lucid Puppy as well as any other Live Linux will have a formatting Utility - mostly G Parted.

    But why do you want to resurrect a bad drive? Are you getting the message? You have to discard the drive. No two ways about it.
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