My WD Portable HD is Acting Up

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Quietlyawesome94, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Quietlyawesome94
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    Hey Guys, I purchased a WD My Passport Essential SE 1TB a few weeks ago. I formatted the Drive to FAT32 for Homebrew+Games and the Drive has been working wonderfully.... until today. The Drive usually shows up as a removable disk "My Passport (*drive letter*) but now it is showing up as a "Local Disk (drive letter)" If I chose to click on the drive it says "this folder is empty" Even though the properties say that over 40GB has been used which is accurate. What must I do? I now have no access to my games and I am very upset. It just happened out of the blue!

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    I have run a diagnostic tool to see if the Drive is physically damaged. result? "PASS"

    I have used EASUS Partition manager to defrag the Drive. Nothing new.

    Help?
     
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    Sounds like the partition got corrupted somehow. Try Recuva, and do a complete (slow) format before putting the games back on, this usually helps to map bad sectors of the HDD to avoid corruption later.