HD - data error - cyclic redundancy check

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by karansaraf, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. karansaraf

    karansaraf VIP Member

    Jul 13, 2004
    Likes Received:
    United Kingdom
    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
    1. Advertisements

  2. karansaraf

    Maurice Bloody good bloke VIP Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    Likes Received:
    London England
    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
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.