Windows 10: How can I repair MBR on my external hard drive

Discus and support How can I repair MBR on my external hard drive in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have a Toshiba 1TB external hard drive that I purchased in 2015 when I purchased my Lenovo gaming laptop. Years later, I found the external hard... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by KnightSky1216, Jun 18, 2021.

  1. How can I repair MBR on my external hard drive


    I have a Toshiba 1TB external hard drive that I purchased in 2015 when I purchased my Lenovo gaming laptop. Years later, I found the external hard drive in a box today. I recall several years ago that the external just stopped working suddenly. I used it for several months and it worked perfectly fine until one day and it stopped working. It doesn't make clicks or anything. I downloaded some software there free version and it said that there were "bad clusters." When I go to disk management , I see the external there but I can't initialize it nor can I assign a letter to it, which makes th

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    KnightSky1216, Jun 18, 2021
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  2. Remon Ont Win User

    External Hard Drive

    Hi John,

    We suggest that you try the troubleshooting steps below:

    • Open your External Hard Drive file in File Explorer.
    • Type the name of the file you want to search on the search box and click Enter.
    The file will show up in Search Results and you will be able to move it to the correct folder.

    Let us know if you need further help.
     
    Remon Ont, Jun 18, 2021
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  3. External Drive MBR is Corrupt

    Here are two articles with solutions that might be able to fix it:

    Get Corrupted MBR on External Drive

    https://www.disk-partition.com/articles/fix-mbr...

    How to tell your hard drive MBR is damaged or corrupted

    https://www.easeus.com/partition-manager-softwa...

    Note: This is a non-Microsoft website. The page appears to be providing accurate, safe information. Watch out for ads on the site that may advertise products frequently classified as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Products). Thoroughly research any product advertised
    on the site before you decide to download and install it.
     
    Andre for Directly, Jun 18, 2021
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  4. twynog Win User

    How can I repair MBR on my external hard drive

    External hard drive not recognised

    Thanks for this. I've done what you suggested and been through all the steps mentioned in the article. The hard drive works fine on a Mac computer, and I've managed to copy the information on it. It must be a Surface issue so I'll try to get a chat line tomorrow.
     
    twynog, Jun 18, 2021
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