2nd Problem of the day (HDD issues)

By Bark4Soul
Nov 29, 2007
  1. My 2nd HDD, a 200 GB Western Digital Hard drive is not working right since I moved. Windows doesnt see it, it's my "D" drive and I had it renamed. I use it to store stuff on, windows is not on this drive, but when I click it, it says that the drive is now un-readable or corrupted, is it possible something got jarred when I transferred it in my car or something came lose? Or do I need to run some form of a diagnostic on it? I cant really afford to lose this drive, it has like 7 years of photos, music, movies, etc...u get the idea right? I really wanna get it readable so I can back it up and get a new drive, also, any help here is greatly appreciated...thank you!! And heres to someone saving my day /tear

  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    The first thing to do would be to open your case up and make sure the data and power cables are fitted tightly.
  3. Bark4Soul

    Bark4Soul TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 74

    Okay, I will look into that real quick and see if something came disco'd when I moved it from A to B
  4. Bark4Soul

    Bark4Soul TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 74

    Okay I still need help...can someone suggest anything?
  5. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    A new ata data cable may be worth a try, they do fail from time to time and a new one wont cost much.
  6. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 TS Rookie Posts: 498

    hey Bark4Soul

    Umm, try this... plug the hard drive into another pc and see if the same error shows up...

    Spyder_1386 :)
  7. Bark4Soul

    Bark4Soul TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 74

    IS there a diagnostic tool I can run to see if it will help from the maker of the HD? I unplugged it, made sure it was good, and now it is being read but it says it is damaged or corrupted....ugh
  8. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    back it up as fast as possible the drive is fixing to fail, then go buy a new drive to replace it.
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    go into disc management in the control panel. If the computer can see the drive, assign it a letter. If the computer cannot see the drive, then you have a hardware issue.
  10. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    find what you want at Western Digital website under maybe tools or diagnostics
  11. Bark4Soul

    Bark4Soul TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 74

    Well my comp sees it as the D: Drive it has been, but it says there is nothing there. How do I go into disc management and try and troubleshoot that?
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