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Windows 7: Location Not available - Incorrect Parameter

15 Feb 2015   #1
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Location Not available - Incorrect Parameter

Hi,
So I'm trying to access a dead external through my PC, and everytime I click the drive, I get a message saying parameter is incorrect.

I've done some googleing and apparently this code may help recover it chkdsk /f /r /c x:.



Will this delete the contents of the drive?
Any other suggestions


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16 Feb 2015   #2
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Hey Mitch,

The command Chkdsk X: /f /r /c (where X is a chosen drive letter) will scan through a volume, repair bad sectors and fix disk errors. It won't delete any data off your drive.

The Chkdsk command is a good general fix for disk problems such as you describe.

More information on Chkdsk can be found in this tutorial, Option Two.
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17 Feb 2015   #3
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pyprohly View Post
Hey Mitch,

The command Chkdsk X: /f /r /c (where X is a chosen drive letter) will scan through a volume, repair bad sectors and fix disk errors. It won't delete any data off your drive.

The Chkdsk command is a good general fix for disk problems such as you describe.

More information on Chkdsk can be found in this tutorial, Option Two.
I didn't end up doing that, as every time I booted Pc it ask if I wanted to do a disk scan, and so did.

It kinda deleted everything tho.
It put the in a hidden folder with a file .chk file format, but I'm slowly recovering her stuff.

Thanks
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