HDD problem

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by IcyFrost, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. IcyFrost

    IcyFrost OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Recently I've been having trouble accessing my 200 GB Western Digital drive (WD2500JB). When I try to access it, I recieve the following error message:

    D:\ is not accessible.
    The parameter is incorrect.

    I have used the Western Digital diagnostic test but it tells me that my drive is fine. Can anyone help me solve this problem? Thanks :)
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Is the drive being picked up in your BIOS?
     
  3. IcyFrost

    IcyFrost OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Yeah my BIOS does detect the hard drive
     
  4. emeritus

    emeritus Beware the Monkeys!!!

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    Make sure windows itself is picking up the drive, even check the drivers under your system. One easy check is to replace the cable, to make sure that it is ok.
     
  5. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Did you just install the drive?
     
  6. IcyFrost

    IcyFrost OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Nope, I've had this drive for about a year or so.

    I've tried reconnecting the cables but it doesn't work. Device manager also shows the HDD and reports it as "working properly" :confused:
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    If you don't need anything on it try using fdisk to wipe it & format the file system again.
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Can you view the contents via a command window?
     
  9. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    If the FSB is overclocked on the system set it back to standard.

    Make sure you have SMART enabled in bios so the HD failure detection is working.

    Run a complete virus scan on your system (C and D drives) with an up to date anti-virus.