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Hard drive won't open and ChkDsk fails

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    Hard drive won't open and ChkDsk fails

    The disk on my old computer where I keep all of my work files and well as other data, games, videos, etc. is not opening. When I double click the drive (S: ) in My Computer I get the error:

    "S:\ is not accessible.
    The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable"

    So I ran ChkDsk on it. First with F/ then again with R/

    Both times I get the same errors.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>chkdsk S: /F
    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    Volume label is SEAGATE.

    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...

    File record segment 4 is unreadable.

    File record segment 5 is unreadable.

    File record segment 6 is unreadable.

    File record segment 7 is unreadable.

    239680 file records processed.

    File verification completed.

    888 large file records processed.

    4 bad file records processed.
    An unspecified error occurred (6e74667363686b2e 2d0).
    Anyone have any other suggestions?

    It's running Win 8.1, the drive is a 1TB Seagate barracuda.

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    Posts : 123

    You may want to try this (free) recovery software How to fix file or directory is corrupted and unreadable error?
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    I'm trying that now but it seems it's not free. It's a trial and will only recover 100MB of data without paying. it also talks about the drive being RAW and converting it to NTFS, but my drive is already NTFS.
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    There is a free Windows data recovery app known as "recuva". You could try that.

    The best data recovery app I've used is Active@File Recovery Pro. It's not free but the trial version will let you search the drive and you will then be able to see what it finds -- before purchasing it.
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    Thanks Mark. I'm trying stuff but I basically have no money right now. If nothing else I should get paid in a couple weeks so I can buy something
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    Hmm I'm using Recuva now but I suspect that it's giving me files that have been deleted and it's just undeleting them. Most of them list their path as "Recycle Bin".
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