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Old 12-07-2008
goorambatman
 

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External Hard Drive and Check Disk
Hi there, I have an external NTFS hard drive that is for storage use only.
It is connected Via USB. I am Running Windows Vista Home Premium SP1.

When I attempt to check my hard drive for errors with Check Disk I can't.
It says Windows can't check the disk for errors while it's in use. I proceed
to schedule a disk check but this doesn't work as you can't seem to schedual
disk checks for external USB hard drives.

Secondly it shouldn't be in use! It often fails to eject safely and says
windows can't stop it!

Two very frustrating problems.

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Old 12-27-2008
RodWish
 

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Re: External Hard Drive and Check Disk

I'm having exactly the same problem - with a slightly different entry
point. My entry is I'm trying to do a backup to the external disk, and
I get an error which says "Windows has detected file system corruption
(on the external drive), you must check the disk for errors before it
can be restored." But when I try to check the disk, I run into the same
problem as goorambatman.
Help??


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Old 11-19-2009
Paul R M
 

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Re: External Hard Drive and Check Disk
I have this same problem as RodWish,
Drive still appears to work and function Ok fro accessing files etc but
backup causes error message as described
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"RodWish" wrote:

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> I'm having exactly the same problem - with a slightly different entry
> point. My entry is I'm trying to do a backup to the external disk, and
> I get an error which says "Windows has detected file system corruption
> (on the external drive), you must check the disk for errors before it
> can be restored." But when I try to check the disk, I run into the same
> problem as goorambatman.
> Help??
>
>
> --
> RodWish
>

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