ok , I have a 500 gb my book esential ( old model ) , and recently I got an error msg when I plug-in harddisk .
the msg is something like : do you want to fix it from error ?
so I backed up a non-damged data .
now . I download the ( Western Digital Data LifeGuard Diagnostics ) , and i got an error msg just in quick test stage .
so is there any tool to fix this problem , maybe bad sector ?
OS : windows 7
Try using TestDisk to test and fix the drive for data corruptions or bad sectors.-
that what i did so far :
1- format it ( unchicked ‘quick format’ ) , and the format took 5 hrs !
2- tried Testdisk , didn’t find any error ( i read the decomentation here http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step and I think its for partition problem ? i don’t know , BTW : I had only one partition )
3- finally i tried 3rd-party program ( hdd regenarator ) to fix bad sectors , and after 1 day scaning+fixing the program fix 300+ bad sector .
4- now , I run ( Western Digital Data LifeGuard Diagnostics ) to test it and i got this error
note : this error appears after formating
thanks for any help