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2DoorImpala
09-13-2010, 2:02 PM
Having an issue with on of my externals. Its a 500gb, when i click it to open it says it needs to be reformatted to function properly. It also says its 0kb in size. I bought a partition recovery to back up the image since it still shows my files in that program but not in windows. I was told it might be a bootsector that went bad?

silaic7
09-13-2010, 2:23 PM
install it to your computer as a slave drive (second hard drive) and see if you can open it.

kapache
09-13-2010, 4:05 PM
My friend that drive of yours has a bad sector, Try downloading a program that allows you to recover your data, then RMA that drive. I won't be surprise its a WD green drive.

2DoorImpala
09-13-2010, 6:09 PM
I backed it up but it gave me 240ish disk images of about 2gb each. What can i do with that?

It gives me an option to fix boot sector

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2723/cg1i.jpg (http://img19.imageshack.us/i/cg1i.jpg/)


http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/817/cg2.jpg (http://img545.imageshack.us/i/cg2.jpg/)

I just dont know what options i should choose

:confused:

2DoorImpala
09-13-2010, 6:53 PM
This is what i was left with

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/3598/cg3h.jpg (http://img255.imageshack.us/i/cg3h.jpg/)




would it be safe to format the bad drive? or should i attempt more to get it fixed.

JDay
09-13-2010, 9:09 PM
You should be able to format it and restore the image.

NSR500
09-14-2010, 1:54 AM
If that drive is really bad you will continue to lose drive sectors over time.