Seagate External Drive Disk Error Check

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Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and 2008

Your Seagate external hard drive which was working fine all the while is suddenly giving you trouble. You are unable to access the external drive when it is connected to the system. Instead you get an error message asking you to format the drive. You try many ways to fix the issue, but all your efforts go in vain.

We tell you how you can check for disk error in Seagate external hard drive. You can make use of Windows Disk Error checking feature on Seagate external hard drive. The process is called as Check Disk (CHKDSK).

To run CHKDSK without Command Prompt, follow these steps –

  • Connect your Seagate external hard drive to the computer
  • Go to This PC / My Computer, right click and select Manage
  • Next select Disk Management
  • At the bottom of the window, right click on the partition box that is present to the right of the box containing the Disk Number (e.g. Disk 1)
  • Select Properties from the drop down menu
  • Select Tools tab, under Error Checking section, click on Check
  • If you get the following message, then click Scan drive to begin the scanning –

You don't need to scan this drive

We haven't found any errors on this drive. You can still scan the drive for errors if you want.

Scan Drive

  • You can use the drive during scan. If errors are found, you can choose if you want to fix.

If errors were not found, you will get this message –

Your drive was successfully scanned

Windows successfully scanned the drive. No errors were found.

If errors were found, then you’ll see this message –

Restart your computer to repair file system. You can restart right away or schedule the error fixing on next restart.

To run CHKDSK using Command Prompt, here’s the steps –

  • Go to start, type cmd
  • Select Command Prompt from the search results
  • In the window, type chkdsk X: /f

Here, X is the drive letter of the external drive you want to fix

/f will attempt to fix errors if found

If you have followed incorrect steps to fix the issue, or any interruptions occur during the fixing process, then there are chances of losing data present in Seagate external hard drive. What can you do under such situation? Simple, use Recover Seagate tool to get back files lost in Seagate external drive.

Restore Data from Seagate External Hard Drive –

With the help of Seagate Hard Drive Recovery software, you can easily restore data from the external drive. Whether your files are lost, deleted accidentally, erased after format, etc, the tool retrieves them. It will recover data from Seagate GoFlex Home, Seagate FreeAgent, and other models. When Seagate external or internal hard drives get corrupted, crashes, fails due to excessive bad sectors, and so on, this Seagate Recovery application comes handy to recover data.

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Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and 2008

Steps to Recover Data from Seagate External HDD –

Step 1:Download and install the software on your system. Launch Recover Seagate Software. You find 3 options on the main screen.

Seagate Central Data Recovery - Home Page

Figure 1: Welcome Screen

Step 2: Select "Recover Drives" option. In the second window, select "Partition Recovery" option.

Recover Data from Seagate External Hard Drive

Figure 2: Choose Partition Recovery

Step 3:Specify the drive from which you want to recover data as shown in Figure 3.

Get Back Data from Seagate Central Drive - Found Drives

Figure 3: Select Seagate external drive

Step 4:After selecting the drive, click on "Next" button. Next, select the partition and click "Next" button. You will be asked to select the type of files you want to recover as shown in Figure 4.

Data Recovery from Seagate Central Drive - File Type

Figure 4: File Types List

Step 5: Select the type of files to recover and click on "Next" button. The software will scan the selected drive for the specified file types and displays the list of recovered files as shown in Figure 5.

Seagate Central Data Recovery - Recovered Files

Figure 5: Recovered Files Window

Step 6: Preview the files using "Preview" button. Save the recovered files to a location of your choice. 

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Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and 2008

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