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Windows 7: How to run chkdsk on Iomega networked external hard drive


02 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to run chkdsk on Iomega networked external hard drive

I tried to run a system image to the "Backup" folder of my Iomega external hard drive three times, without success. The error message asked me to run chkdsk on both the source (my desktop) hard drive and the destination (Iomega) drive.

How can I run chkdsk on this external drive? I am willing to buy third-party software if necessary.

Thanks for your help.

P.S. I did manage to create a system image in a different folder of the external drive, but am curious about the one that failed. It contains no data and has never been used.

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02 Jul 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if you right click on your iomega in "computer" select properties and select the tools tab, there is an option to check the disc for errors.
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02 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
No tools tab

Thanks for your advice, but it does not show a tools tab when I right click. The drive is divided into various sections: Backup, Movies, Music, etc. All have properties, but none show Tools.

Maybe I'm missing something? Clicking the wrong place?
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02 Jul 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

did youright click the drive, select properties from the context menu then in the properties window there is the tools tab
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02 Jul 2012   #5

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Not sure if it is possible on a NAS. You only see shares not the disk itself.
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02 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

You may have to pull the drive out of the enclosure, plug it into your pc, then run checkdisk.
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02 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No Tools option was available on any of the "folders" (also called separate drives) within the Iomega external hard disk (network storage, not USB). Not that I could find, anyway.

Is there any third party software that might allow this?
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02 Jul 2012   #8

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Just a thought. Is your backup share set to have read/write permissions in the NAS?
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02 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not sure if it's set that way. I'll check when I get back home.

I keep hoping there's someway I can get to the "top" of the drive, where there might be a Tools option. But I haven't found it yet. May be me; may be the drive. I'll keep looking.

Thanks for your thoughts, everyone.
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02 Jul 2012   #10

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The thing is. All that windows sees are shares which are more like folders. It never sees the root of the drive. If there was a way to run a chkdsk it would have to be from within the NAS itself. I have had a look in my Iomega NAS management console and there is nothing like it.
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