Error Message~ Drive not accessable

By anthony.g.hendry ·
Iomega external HD suddenly without warning became unaccessable. Error Mesage ~ The directory is corupted and unreadable

The drive is still visible on My Computer.

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have you gone in through the CLI?

by Locrian_Lyric In reply to Error Message~ Drive not ...

Some suggestions.

1)disconnect, uninstall, re-install.
2)try on another computer...

You first need to determine where the problem lies.

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by anthony.g.hendry In reply to have you gone in through ...

I have disconnected and re-connected on my PC, still to try another PC.

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what os? you need to do file system repair using

by sgt_shultz In reply to Error Message~ Drive not ...

chkdsk /r from the command prompt. it will check the hard drive for physical errors and file system errors and repair any it finds.
Steps for XP:
Start/Run/cmd <enter>
chkdsk /r <enter>

this will take a few hours to run if your hard drive is very large. you can skip the lengthy physical media check by using chkdsk /f instead of /r

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