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Windows 7: WD USB hard drive showing as local disk

11 Sep 2013   #11

Windows 7 Home premium 64

The chkdsk c: give me this message "the type of file is NTFS" so i guess it worked.

I retryed it, and it give me the same thing.....

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11 Sep 2013   #12

windows 7 home 32bit

C:\Documents and Settings\mpos>chkdsk c:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
Security descriptor verification completed.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the
master file table (MFT) bitmap.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.
Windows found problems with the file system.
Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.

156280288 KB total disk space.
12116176 KB in 34467 files.
11304 KB in 4337 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
110084 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
144042724 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
39070072 total allocation units on disk.
36010681 allocation units available on disk.

C:\Documents and Settings\mpos>

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11 Sep 2013   #13

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patio View Post
RAW on external HDD's normally mean it's been disconnected improperly 1 too many times...
Partition Recovery software may do the trick but none of the good ones are Free...
Partition Wizard and Gparted both have very good partition recover options and both are free open source software. Both can be installed to drive or run as a livecd.
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18 Jun 2015   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thomaadam View Post
i plugged my wd "my passport" 5oogb hard drive into usb yesterday and it showed up as local disk on my computer with 0gb used and 0gb available. In disk manager it shows up as 500gb wd harddrive but in raw format with 1 partition in use.i cannot carry out disk checkker as windows cannot access hard drive. I have tried using minitool data recovery and it shows as no disk recognised please insert disk. I carried out testdisk and it could not find any partitions on it. When i plug it into windows i hear the connection beep and the hard drive power light continually flashes, the hard drive is spinning as can feel it and no clicking on other noises heard. I have tried changing drive name on disk manager made no effect. When i try to run chkdsk through dos it says system cannot find the file specified. Please help as i have all my son pictures from birth to now which is 6 years on it and no other copies of them

help me please
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2015   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

I have same problem now!

HELP ME PLEASE! did you resolve your problem?
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 WD USB hard drive showing as local disk

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