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tommybitt

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I dont know what happened but i cant access my ext hd.
I'm on XP (dell) with a seagate 250g Barracuda 7200.9 in an external case plugged to USB.
Had the HD for about 10 months, worked like a charm. Yesterday went to access files and got this error message...

<<F:\ is not accessible
Error performing inpage operation>>

I have aout 100g of music and 100 g of family pics I CANNOT LOSE!
So, it turns on , runs, but cant get in via MY COMPUTER. After hooking to laptop was able to check properties...0g used and 0g free space.
After some googleing found a possible solution but not without possible glitches. Some peeps suggest doing a chkdsk f:/r and I have read a few success stories. However, some say there is risk of losing files .
Using a recovery service is not really in the budget, so id like to give it a college try myself.
Anyone familiar with this method of chkdsk, and are these risks for real?
Any other suggestions? Im willing to try anything but want to minimize my risks.
Please Help
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Edited by tommybitt, 19 January 2008 - 08:19 AM.

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Neil Jones

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Run the CHKDSK. It should fix it but its rare for it to remove anything aside from errors.
Any tool that does anything with the drive can be considered a "risk", otherwise you'd never get anywhere.
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Thanks Neil. I opted to swap out my cd rom drive for the HD, set the jumpers correctly, upon startup, chkdsk autoran by itself. Volume was dirty. It fixed the bad sectors and I was able to back everything up.
:)
Thanks for your input.
Problem solved
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