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Windows 7: WD Internal Hard Drive (Partitioned) showing 'Directory Corrupted'

14 Jul 2014   #1
Welsh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
WD Internal Hard Drive (Partitioned) showing 'Directory Corrupted'

HI Ladies and Gents,

I have had this issue with the WD Internal HD and it seems its on its way out. I have taken some screen shots below to help you see the problem, but it is basically saying 'Directory Corrupted or unreadable'.

I have A LOT of information (personal/ work) on there that I really would like to keep - is that even possible?

Please please help a brother out here

c: is the main PC HD and the 2 others (D: & E: are both WD Internal HD)
WD Internal Hard Drive (Partitioned) showing 'Directory Corrupted'-1.png

This is the error I get on trying to access d:
WD Internal Hard Drive (Partitioned) showing 'Directory Corrupted'-1.1.png

Disk Management shows it there, but no error?
WD Internal Hard Drive (Partitioned) showing 'Directory Corrupted'-2.png




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14 Jul 2014   #2
CaptainCrazy

Windows 7
 
 

Have you tried checking the wiring to that HDD? Perhaps something is loose, maybe the wire is damaged, does it make any weird sounds like grinding, clicking, whirring or something that doesn't sound right?

Before giving up always check to make sure that it's not something else that is causing the problem such as wiring

It is being detected so at least there's that, it may be salvageable enough for you to get your stuff off it.
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14 Jul 2014   #3
Welsh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I will check the wiring now, it doesnt appear to be making any noises out of the ordinary whatsoever...
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14 Jul 2014   #4
CaptainCrazy

Windows 7
 
 

Well that's a good sign for a start but there could be underlying issues if the wiring isn't at fault. Has it received any knocks or bangs to it that you know of?

You could also try right clicking the drive, going to "Properties> Tools> Error Checking" and run that to see if it can detect and possibly fix any errors. You could also maybe defrag it but that can take a very long time.
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14 Jul 2014   #5
Welsh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks CC, I have checked the wiring and everything looks normal there. The fact it is picking up one part of the partition is confusing me?

it hasnt had any knocks or bumps, its sat on the floor. I have tried dooring the Error Checking and it come back with a message 'This disk check could not be performed because Windows can't access the disk'.

puzzling me now!
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14 Jul 2014   #6
CaptainCrazy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Welsh View Post
Thanks CC, I have checked the wiring and everything looks normal there. The fact it is picking up one part of the partition is confusing me?

it hasnt had any knocks or bumps, its sat on the floor. I have tried dooring the Error Checking and it come back with a message 'This disk check could not be performed because Windows can't access the disk'.

puzzling me now!
I assume by the pictures that you have tried changing the drive letter?
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14 Jul 2014   #7
Welsh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Yes I have tried but didnt allow me. In the screen shot it shows the D: as RAW rather than NTFS and also mention 'Active;?
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14 Jul 2014   #8
CaptainCrazy

Windows 7
 
 

Well "RAW" means that the partition has been lost... It may be possible to recover the data using this:
TestDisk - CGSecurity

And here's a video tutorial demonstrating how to use it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhWbSM-630E

I know it's not much but yeh there's no harm in trying and I'm certainly not telling you that you HAVE to do it as that wouldn't be my place to do so.

You may wish to wait for more replies rather than take the advice of one person alone.
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14 Jul 2014   #9
Welsh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks again CC, I will download and try it, nothing to lose - well hopefully!
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14 Jul 2014   #10
CaptainCrazy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Welsh View Post
Thanks again CC, I will download and try it, nothing to lose - well hopefully!

Okay let me know how it goes and please follow the tutorial so that you don't get lost lol. I believe that data recovery can take a few hours though so be warned xD
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