External hardrive problems

By elatorra17
Jun 22, 2010
  1. out of the blue, my external hard drive became inaccessible. Usually it wouldnt even show up in my computer. When it would, it would be assigned a letter, L. When I tried to access it I got "Data Error: CRC"

    After looking around I found I should run chkdsk /r /f L: in the command prompt. This halfway worked: I could actually go into my drive and copy most things, but anything in video or picture format wont. it says "Cant read from source file or disk". Interesting enough when i send a shortcut to the desktop it will play.

    I would appreciate it if someone could help me.....

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