D drive not accessible

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  1. KSW

    KSW New Member

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    A while ago my computer froze up and I couldnt do anything, so I had to restart it. When it came back up my D drive wasn't accesible. If i try to open it it says I need to format it to use it. If I click cancel it says

    D:\ is not accessible.

    The volume does not contain a recognized file system.
    Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted.

    If i click format it says

    Windows was unable to complete the format.
     
  2. Drew

    Drew Banned

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    Is this a partition or a distinct, physically separate HDD? If, separate may actually be corrupt or has failed. Does it sound & feel right?

    Regardless, take it out, hook to another machine, see what shows (or not) & or try to format it whilst on that machine.

    Drew :eek:
     
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  4. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Any Chkdsk might help?
     

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