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I used Diskpart Attributes to clear readonly on external…

I used Diskpart Attributes...

I used Diskpart Attributes to clear readonly on external drive now it can't be accessed of formatted to recover it

Technician's Assistant: What exactly are you having trouble accessing?

External drive

Technician's Assistant: What's the brand and model of your computer? And the Operating System (OS)?

AsRock, windows 7 64

Technician's Assistant: How long has this been going on with your computer? What have you tried so far?

3 days. I have tried many options found on the net. I have Testdisk and Active Disk Editor. The backup MFT is corrupted. I have been trying to find the address location of the $mftmirr but have not locaed that address for rewriting the file

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Is this a Microsoft tech or a private tech that is used for repair info?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I have partially solved the problem I have with my external drive
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Hi. My name is***** you for your question and the opportunity to assist.

Are you trying to get this disk formatted so it can be put to use?

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I'm not sure where you're at now but here are the commands to get the disk prepped and formatted

for use as an NTFS disk:

DISKPART> list disk
DISKPART> select disk (id) - id = the number of your disk shown in the
list disk command
DISKPART> online disk (not needed if the list disk command shows the disk as online)
DISKPART> attributes disk clear readonly
DISKPART> clean
DISKPART> convert mbr
DISKPART> create partition primary
DISKPART> select part 1 (part=partition)
DISKPART> active (if this is the boot partition)
DISKPART> format fs=ntfs quick

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Disk part in formatting process now

Thanks. Formatting with the "ntfs quick" command should do the job very quickly.

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It should have completed by now. Windows should automatically assign the drive a letter

now that it has been formatted. Did that complete?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I am trying to send a response but my desktop is in the not responding mode
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Log Name: System
Source: Ntfs
Date: 7/5/2018 5:00:54 PM
Event ID: 55
Task Category: (2)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Walter-PC
Description:
The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume \\?\Volume{42b98167-d4f5-11e6-8f58-7085c2218c57}.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Ntfs" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49156">55</EventID>

Thank you. Can you tell me the brand and model number of the drive

and, most importantly, whether or not Windows assigned the drive a drive letter?

(similar to the way Windows assigns your main hard drive the letter C:)

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
The Drive is Samsung HN-M500MBB. windows did not assign a letter but I did through "computer management" I assigned letter G which was assigned prior to the problem. I found the backup mbrmirr location and typed in the exact duplicate codes of the valid mbr file. yesterday I did the mbrmirr prior to following the Diskpart instructions you provided.

Thanks. Click the start buttonand in the search area type: cmd

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Right-click on the search result and select Run as Administrator

At the blinking prompt in theblack window type the following and then press Enter:

chkdsk /f g:

to start the chkdsk scan

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Money is tight for me
. I wish it was not

Please run the chkdsk scan and let me know what it reports.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
search result is gone but I can access the command window to do that

Yes, but you need the administrative command window.

That's why you would right click on cmd and select Run as Administrator

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
chkdisk cannot access the disk because it is file type RAW
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I ran chrdsk as administrator

Thanks. When your formatted the disk via Diskpart, did it report any errors

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I sent you a copy of the error information at 8:03pm

Was that disk ever encrypted?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
never encrypted

Re-run Diskpart and instead of using the clean command use clean all

and then try formatting.

Clean all will likely take a couple of hours to complete.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
shall I rerun disport? When I did it previously it took 3 attempts to format and I had to select Active'
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
ok got your message I will run as instructed

Thank you

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Clean all Error message. ..access is denied. Wil try again
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Error msg. Disk is no longer available. Does not show in computer mgmt or by diskpart

It sounds like the disk has finally failed.

What events led up to you having to use Diskpart on the disk to begin with?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Trred to respond with computer but submittion was rejected.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Disk was readonly

I wouldn't spend any more time on this. In this day of multi-terrabyte drives a

500MB drive has to be a little long in the tooth by now.

If the computer can no longer detect the drive it suggests an electronic failure

and that's something no software can correct.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
ok I will keep attempting on my own. Is there someway of getting data to correct partition corruption?

Try the free trial version of this:

https://www.easeus.com/datarecoverywizardpro/?ad&gclid=CjwKCAjwg_fZBRAoEiwAppvp-S5V45Imcjji6ieYdk9b6aQzk3kGQt-w-e65vIH6u6l1DyIYSDQ05BoCA5gQAvD_BwE

If you scroll down and look at the features it has a RAW partition recovery.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
will give it a try
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I have recovered the disk and it is functional. No. Longer need the trial. Cancel it

Hi. Was Easeus able to get the partition straightened out?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
all is well now

Sorry for the delayed response. I believe you may have inadvertently clicked on the get a new expert button and tha

locks me out for a while.

I'm glad to hear the drive's back working. I forwarded your request to cancel the trial to customer service

and they will take care of that.

If you need help with anything else, please come back any time.
*Note: Can you please rate me using the stars at the top so I am credited with my time, 5/5 gives me most credit and would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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