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2TB HDD just flat out failing?

TheBirdOD
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Hey all,


Just upgraded my PC today with a new GPU, 6900 XT to be specific. But after completely reinstalling Windows to start afresh, I’ve been hit with an error.


My 2TB just flat out doesn’t work, it appears in Windows File Explorer but I can’t open it, I just get hit with error:


“D: is not accessible.

The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable”


Did a bit of Googling, they seem to suggest using the ‘Chkdsk’ command, so I open that as administrator and do;

 

 “chkdsk /d d:”


I’ve been sitting, looking at this CMD prompt for almost 2 hours and nothing. I don’t know how far along the progress is, how long it’s going to take and I’ve only got so many hours in the day so I don’t want to leave this thing on all night or spend all night troubleshooting something that I don’t know what’s going wrong since it worked perfectly this morning.

 

The prompt just says this

**Corrupt master file table. Windows will attempt to recover master file table from disk**


The data on it isn’t important but even trying;

wiping through file explorer? Doesn’t work.
wiping through disk management? Doesn’t work.
using third party software like AOMEI? Doesn’t work.


 

So can someone please give a lending hand and help me out please? I’m really stumped!

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What does CrystalDiskInfo say about the drive's SMART information?

 

If you truly, sincerely, beyond a shadow of a doubt, don't care about even one nybble of data on this drive, you've already spent more time than it's worth. Time for a new scratch drive.

Dell owns my soul.

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Okay, it says it’s health status is ‘Bad’

 

The ‘Spin Retry Count’ is supposedly what it’s not happy with.

 

I’m just honestly perplexed how something that was working perfectly this morning, is just not working hours later when I reinstall windows…

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1 minute ago, TheBirdOD said:

Okay, it says it’s health status is ‘Bad’

Don't use it anymore. Unfortunately mechanical hard drives don't always give very many signs when they're about to fail. Often times they'll make strange noises or show other symptoms of major issues, but in some cases they just stop working properly. 

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Bummed.
 

All my games are gone, but hey, I said I don’t care but it’s just annoying that as soon as I upgrade my GPU, it decides to kick the bucket. I’ll take the L and move on, thanks for help folks! 

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