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How To Fix A Corrupted External Hard Drive Without Formatting?
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Hard drives used to get corrupted due to malicious files or even due to over-usage. If you have one such drive with you, then make use of the methods given on this page to fix a corrupted external hard drive without formatting it.
METHOD 1: USING CHDSK
- Connect the external hard drive to your Windows computer using a compatible USB cable.
- On the desktop, click in the search box and type command prompt.
- Right-click on Command Prompt and select the Run as Administrator option.
- Enter the following command chkdsk /f (Drive alphabet):
- Once the command has completed the task, check that it will fix a corrupted external hard drive without formatting issue. If not proceed with the next method.
METHOD 2: USING A PARTITION MANAGER
- There are multiple software applications that you can choose from. Here we shall have a look at the steps to use Easeus.
- Initially, make sure to download Easeus Partition Master from the official site.
- Now, open Easeus Partition Master and locate your external hard drive connected to the computer.
- Right-click on the hard drive and select the option Check File System.
- Click the Start button on the next screen.
- The partition system will now start checking your hard drive.
- Once the scanning is complete, click the Finish button.
METHOD 3: ENABLE USB DEVICE IN BIOS
- To turn on the BIOS settings, perform the following actions:
- Restart your computer if your computer is turned on.
- When the startup menu appears, press the key displayed on the screen to open the BIOS settings utility.
- Use the navigation arrows on the keypad to operate on the BIOS settings.
- Select the Boot tab and select the Removable devices option.
- Once you have completed booting the removable devices from the BIOS settings, save changes.
- Restart the computer in normal mode.
- Connect the corrupted hard drive and see if the computer detects it.
METHOD 4: UPDATE USB CONTROLLER
- Use the shortcut keys Windows key + R to open the Run command.
- When the Run command opens, type devmgmt.msc and press the Enter button.
- In the Device Manager window, navigate to Universal Serial Bus Controllers and click the arrow key on the left.
- Check to see if any of the USB controllers show the yellow exclamation sign icon right next to its name.
- When you find the USB controller with that error icon, right-click and select the Update Driver Software option.
- You will see the how do you want to search for driver software? message on the screen.
- Click the Search Automatically option from the pop-up window.
- The USB controller will be updated.
Performing the above steps will help you fix a corrupted external hard drive without formatting.