HD - data error - cyclic redundancy check

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    karansaraf VIP Member

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    I have an old external HD that has some data on it I would like to give to my cousin. I want to just give him the HD as the files are hundreds of GBs in size (exam lectures/tutorials/videos/question bank etc).

    Having tried to access the HD for the first time in about 2 years, I get the above data error - cyclic redundancy check.

    Is there any way I can fix the HD so that he can take it and use the data from it?
     
    karansaraf, Jun 28, 2014
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    Maurice Bloody good bloke VIP Member

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    Run chkdsk on it. Bring up a command prompt and enter-

    Chkdsk x: /F where x: is the actual drive letter.
     
    Maurice, Jun 29, 2014
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