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« on: September 14, 2013, 10:24 »
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Hi,

i got an external drive which always prompt me to scan and fix..

i search it could due the bad sector in drive, so do i just need to copy out the data and format the drive?

do i need to use some kind of software to fix the drive?



« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2013, 12:33 »
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Many of these kind of errors also come from the small usb adapter card that is used in these external drives. ,any clients of mine had these cards completely fail and think that thier data has ben completely lost. If the drive is out of warranty and you have the space in your computer take it out and run the same test as a internal drive

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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2013, 14:53 »
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run windows defender or an updated virus checker - than stop surfing adult sites - or at least unplug your external when you do venture out there in the dangerous world... ;)



« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2013, 18:05 »
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Windows system?

The devices themselves can (I believe) can be just unplugged without "safely removing" them but this may be the source of the message.  Do the scan & fix and see if the messages continue if you use the "safely remove" option.

« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2013, 22:13 »
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it could be a virus?

I google about it, it seems happen when u didn't 'eject the drive properly'.

I use the drive now for lightroom data so i want to make sure the drive won't get problem.

now i copy out the data, and after i get a windows scan and fix it will be ok?

do i need some other software to fix the bad sector?

« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2013, 00:25 »
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it could be a virus?

 i doubt it

I google about it, it seems happen when u didn't 'eject the drive properly'.

can happen

I use the drive now for lightroom data so i want to make sure the drive won't get problem.

it should no go to any other drive

now i copy out the data, and after i get a windows scan and fix it will be ok? unknown

do i need some other software to fix the bad sector? you can't fix a bad sector, the os should mark the sector as bad

« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2013, 04:40 »
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Might be worth turning off the usb hub power managment . That can give all sorts of weird issues with usb gear. There's plenty about it on the net, but basically you need to go into device manager, find the usb root hub(s) and under "power management" untick the box and OK your way out. You'll probably have to turn it off in "power options" too. (Win 7) "usb selective suspend setting" needs to be "disabled" look under "change settings" and then "advanced settings" under "power options". Plenty of "how tos" if you Google it.

I've just been into this to sort a problem out myself. Main problem seems to be that usb isn't really that robust for transferring large amounts of data at high speed. USB drives can be very easily "upset".

Hope you've got your important information in more than one place, and are not relying on just one external usb drive for storage. You need a backup plan as well.

« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2013, 08:44 »
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if one choose scan fix, some data may actually get wiped, or usually a folder will put all found data.. so i am surprised microsoft didnt warn about it when the popup ask whether you want to scan and fix..

usually i just ignore it and use the drive as usual, but now i use it as a drive where lightroom catalog is, so it seems the drive stop and on sometimes (windows will give a sound and cursor will freeze for a second).. so i just copy out all the data and scan and fix it.

somehow the lightroom catalog files are with many many folders which make copy and paste slow process..


« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2013, 14:14 »
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Windows has given me that error on various USD flash drives, and iPods, since forever.  I've always ignored it and nothing bad ever happens.



 

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