Re: eSATA problem (add'l info)
On Sun, 20 Sep 2009 05:50:22 -0500, philo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>A few days back I had posted about an eSATA data drive I had been using
>with XP not being readable with Vista or Win7
>Here is what I did to test where the problem is:
>I removed the drive from the enclosure and tried another SATA drive
>(both drives are made by Western Digital)
>the second drive was removed from a Win2k machine when it started
>developing bad clusters
>Vista and Win7 could read that with no problem...
>so at least I now know the problem is not due to the enclosure itself
>Also can conclude that the problem has nothing to do with Win7 not being
>able to read older versions of NTFS.
>(Reads a win2k drive with no problems)
>and for any who had missed the previous post:
>Win7 and Vista can run CHKDSK on the drive and read it find
>...and find *no* problems
>but disc management sees the drive as "RAW"
>trying to read the drive from Windows Explorer gives me the error
>message that the drive is not formatted or the file system is corrupt
>it is neither unformatted or corrupt from CHKDSK!!!!
The additional information I'm interested in seeing for your drive is
like the following:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is Data (WD).
WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
128 file records processed.
File verification completed.
0 large file records processed.
0 bad file records processed.
0 EA records processed.
0 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
360 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
5 unindexed files processed.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
128 security descriptors processed.
Security descriptor verification completed.
10 data files processed.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.
488375968 KB total disk space.
470514880 KB in 36 files.
320 KB in 12 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
67360 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
17793408 KB available on disk.
65536 bytes in each allocation unit.
7630874 total allocation units on disk.
278022 allocation units available on disk.
Then show the directory:
Volume in drive G is Data (WD)
Volume Serial Number is 84DE-E19E
Directory of G:\
02/13/2009 02:37 AM 17,873,584,128 Late(Late)Show090212-Thu-Chris
as Brothers - Lewis Black, Shirley Manson.tp
02/14/2009 02:37 AM 17,881,862,144 Late(Late)Show090213-Fri-Martha
Jake Johannsen - Tom Selleck, Glen Campbell.tp
02/17/2009 02:37 AM 17,468,346,368 Late(Late)Show090216-Mon-Ellen
tt Kenseth - David Boreanaz, Philip Johnson.tp
03/17/2009 12:43 AM 10,108,805,120 Leno090316-Mon-Julia
Louis-Dreyfus, Jim N
28 File(s) 480,840,687,616 bytes
0 Dir(s) 19,159,973,888 bytes free