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  • Started 6 years ago by vickybuddie
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vickybuddie
vickybuddie
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I have a WD Passport 160GB external hard-disk. It recently developed some problems and window can no longer access it. When I plug it in, the drive is displayed in explorer as 'Local disk' but when I click on it, I get an error msg saying 'Drive is inaccessible'. I have already used 'Test Disk' but the issue is not fixed. I can see the files in the disk by using another file recovery software and recover them one by one. But that's a tedious task. And, I don't have that much diskspace either.

What i'm looking for is - some way to fix the Partition table / MFT of the drive, so that this drive itself is accessible. Can you guys help me here?

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Budohorseman
Budohorseman
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WD does have a few downloads available for diagnostics that you can try http://support.wdc.com/product.....38;lang=en Just make sure that is the correct drive.

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vickybuddie
vickybuddie
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Yeah, I downloaded the app this evening. Let me see if this works. Fingers crossed.

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vickybuddie
vickybuddie
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That app reported a lot of Bad Sectors. Claimed a drive replacement from WD. Waiting for the faulty drive to be picked up.

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