External Hard Drive corrupted and unreadable error

By JobinM
Jan 16, 2008
  1. I have a Maxtor OneTouch II external hard drive that connets through USB. When I try to access the drive now it says:

    K:\ in not accessible.

    The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.

    I attempted to do chkdsk /f, however the Command Promt window appears for a second then dissapears. Is there anything I can do without having to format it?
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    welcome to Techspot

    if you have data on it you'll need to get data recovery software
    can't make drive active
    reformat stop don't write to drive use data recovery to get the data off of drive
    getbackdata and file scavenger 2 great apps
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