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My External hdd gives me an error message saying ''check redundancy''?

By Exobyte ·
My external hdd was working pefectly up until one day when i tried to access my documents on it.It gave me some error message that i should check redundancy and that i should reformatt it.On which I tried to reformatt,but keeps telling me that windows cant reformatt the ''H/drive''.Any one please help,all my important stuff is in there.

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Sounds as if you have not been using the Safely Remove Option

by OH Smeg In reply to My External hdd gives me ...

And that the Partition Tables have been corrupted.

You can try scandisk/r from the command line or attack the drive with a Data Recovery Application that rebuilds the Partition tables.

However as you say that you have Important stuff on this HDD the only safe way to proceed here is to send the drive off to a Specialist Data Recovery House and pay them to recover the Information on the HDD. It's the safest way to proceed when there is Important Data Involved.

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Lucky you.

by seanferd In reply to My External hdd gives me ...

<i>On which I tried to reformatt,but keeps telling me that windows cant reformatt the ''H/drive''.Any one please help,all my important stuff is in there.</i>

If you <i>had</i> been able to reformat it, all your important stuff would pretty much be gone for good.

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Don't worry

by santeewelding In reply to My External hdd gives me ...

If you are, as you appear, a young student, there is nothing "important" on the drive. "Import" is a word that takes a lifetime -- if even then -- to understand, well beyond where you are.

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