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HDD saturé et inaccessible

Hello everyone,

I have troubles with an external HDD (Western D. Caviar Green 2 To) wich has become unusable since a week and that prevents windows boot 3 times out of 4 (black screen, or repair utility that never ends).
At the begining, after installing a new windows version and swapping some components, I lost the rights of consultation/modification on this HDD's files, and couldn't get it fixed entirely..
Lastly, it filled up itself (got from 500 Go to 10 Go of free space). And since, after a reboot, it doesn't respond at all anymore.

Can I do something by myself or should I send it to a specialist ?


Thanks



Config:

- OS : Win10
- MB : MSI b85 g43 gaming
- Proc : INTEL i7-4790
- GC : EVGA gtx 1060 SC 6 Go
- RAM : CORSAIR DDR3 8 & 4 Go
- SDD : CRUCIAL MX100 512 Go
- HDD : WESTERN D. Caviar Green 1 & 2 To

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Can you get a report on that drive?
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Web speccy
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Web speccy

The HDD doesn't even appear in the analyze of Speccy

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It's a sign of a really dead drive.

These can stop or slow booting.

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ok

Crap. Could a chkdsk /r do someting as a last resort ? I'm not prepared to let it go :/

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Nope.

No sign of the drive in the report, device manager and disk management means it's not possible to run chkdsk.

Let's say the owner wants it fixed. We put a fresh HDD in the enclosure and the bill is adjusted accordingly.

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Ext hdd

Why do you need this ext connected when booting?

Is this ext connected via usb?

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Ext hdd

In fact it's an ancient external HDD that I plugged in SATA, my bad. It's more of a secondary HDD. And yep I don't need it for booting indeed.

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OK

So you have 3 internal disk connected via sata.

1 ssd
1 hdd 1TB
1 hdd 2TB

The 2TB disk does not show in the speccy.

Does this disk show in the bios?

I suppose you could try reseating the power and sata cable...both ends....just to see if anything changes.

If that does not help then it's starting to look like a busted hdd.

If what you have on that hdd is really important then you contact an outfit like Drivesavers and get an estimate on recovery cost.

As an aside the speccy shows your ssd and hdd are TOO full

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