Disk is not accesibile the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable

By tindrli ยท 12 replies
Apr 12, 2006
  1. hi to all...

    my father have External Maxtor DiamondMax HDD 160 GB. To tell the truth its not external coz when you open the cage its normal IDE HDD... anyway other day he was working with it via USB and when he finished he unpluged the HDD "WITHOUT" stoping the USB service for the HDD device. and noiw the problem:

    when he try to plug in the HDD via USB the comp doesnt see it

    and when i take it off the cage and conect it via IDE the BIOS recognise it and in "my Computer" there is an icon of the disk... but when i try to get in the disk it says

    f:\ disk is accesible
    The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable

    please help ...in the disk he has more than 120 GB of memorys and stuff

    thanx and best regards to all

    i have
    mainboard ASUS A7V880
    win XP pro service pack 2

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Try and remove the drivers (if any) and all other references to it for the external HD.
    When you plug it in as an IDE, make sure you set it correctly to Master or Slave!
    What was the drive-letter when used as an external HD? And what as IDE?
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

    now you understand WHY you need to use the launch-bar STOP servce.
    The latter symptom tells you to inspect the partition, repair it, and then once
    you have access, run CHKDSK /F
  4. tindrli

    tindrli TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i forgot to mention that when i go to my computer and select f:\ with right button and chose properties ti says

    Type : Local Disk
    File System: Raw
    used space:0 bytes
    free space: 0 bytes
    disk capacity 0 bytes


    on my machine i have never used external HD so i dont think that i have any drivers instaled at least for external HDD
    i puted out the HDD from cage and plug via IDE to other comp as secondary Master( i cheked it out)

    as external USB coneccted on my fathers comp it used E:\ or F:\ letter
    as an IDE on my machine it uses F:\ letter

    wich program would you recomend me to inspect the partition and repair it if you thenk that is possible?

    thanx for helping
  5. tindrli

    tindrli TS Rookie Topic Starter

    any ideas how to fix that MBR??
  6. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    dont know of any progs that will help you fix the partitions, but one way i know to fix an mbr is to use the winxp recovery console.. but this is destructive fix so you have a 80% chance of wiping hte hdd inthe process...
  7. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    do not run chdsk it will erase the data
    get paragon partition manager and change disc type
    or change file system back to ntfs or what ever it was before this error
    then give it a letter if it does not have one
  8. TaZ119

    TaZ119 TS Rookie

    Use Ontrack EasyRecovery Professional
    It worked for me 90 mins 27gb recovered great software.

    TaZ119 :D :D
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    you will need a file recovery program. There are several free and commerical versions widely available.

    then use Crap cleaner or norton systemworks registry repair to try and repair the drive (this can be destructive under some circumstances - you may lose some data but salvage your directory and other files.

    then backup!
  10. naguu

    naguu TS Rookie

    Hi all.I have a external 2.5 HDD.The other day I was Working on the external HDD but message saying that I'm not accessible to my hard drive.The message says:

    G:\ is not accessible.

    The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.

    Now I can,t access to my HDD but I can see my drive on the my computer icon.I don't know what to do.Guys help me out please............
  11. irkhairuddin

    irkhairuddin TS Rookie


    firstly, i u want to recover the data's from previous hdd that can't readable, u may used "GetDataBack for NTFS" apps. For another treat, you also can try use Hiren boot disc that enable us to check the event cluster n repair the problem... :)
  12. prakashilla

    prakashilla TS Rookie


    thanx dude easy recover had worked for to recover my data from my 80 GB external hard disk!!!!!!!!!1

    and to recover the DRIVE recover my files 4.0.2(409)
  13. diskproblemm

    diskproblemm TS Rookie

    Are you able to recover data from disk or access it? How?
    I am facing exactly the same problem
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