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hi folks,

I went to update firmware on my pioneer 111D, downloaded the latest firmware from the pioneer site, (saved it to my extra drive (E:), shut down pc, rebooted to safe mode (F8 continually during reboot), once in safe mode i coudnt access my E:, rebooted into normal mode , E: now gives me the message the file and directory is corrupted and unreadable, unplugged the drive , rebooted, switched off, plugged drive back in, rebooted, same message, please help, before i panic and put a sledgehammer thru this.
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is this an external drive? or internal?
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internal m8, if i go to device manager it tells me its healthy, tried chkdsk /r but still no joy
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if i right click on the drive, then properties it shows

type : Local Disk
file system : Raw

Used Space : 0 bytes
Free Space : 0 bytes
Capacity : 0 bytes

there is over 100gb of files stored in this drive, praying for an easy fix without losing them
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please help,
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Hello,
ensure your drive is attached correctly, I would first try updating or rolling back the drivers for the drive in device manager.
Failing that, check online with the hardware manufacturer for the correct BIOS settings. Reboot your system and enter your BIOS, (usually F1, F2, or DEL) and go to the hardware tab, check the state of the drive, check the settings are as they are supposed to be. if they are all set to AUTO then you should try and disable the LBA and manualy set the cylinders, heads & sectors.

Hope this helps!

Will.
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