"Try to access a 2-year-old WD MY BOOK ESSENTIAL, but failed with an error, saying the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable. What's the matter? Running check disk doesn't help either, because it can't access the disk. This issue is very concerned as all my important data is stored on this drive. Please show me an instruct how to recover data when the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable?"
"The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable" is one of the most common Windows errors that happens to external HDDs, SD memory cards, USB flash drives and other storage devices. It suggests your hard drive file system is corrupted, hard drive turns to RAW, hard drive data becomes inaccessible.
How to correct this problem then? Run CHKDSK from the command prompt. To do this, follow the below steps.
Step 1. In the search bar or Start, type command prompt and open it.
Step 2. Type the command: chkdsk x:/r (x: is the drive letter of the hard drive showing the error)
Step 3. Hit Enter.
When hard drive becomes inaccessible with "the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable" error, what should you do to keep data safe? EaseUS hard drive recovery software could help recover raw hard drive as well as recover data from corrupted and inaccessible hard drive without a hitch.
To recover data after hard disk structure is corrupted and unreadable, follow the below steps.
Step 1. Select the hard drive that shows 'the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable' error and click "Scan" button.
Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a quick scan first. After the quick scan completes, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.
Step 3. All files on the inaccessible hard disk will be found and displayed out. Select the files you want to recover from the hard drive of which the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable, and click "Recover" button to restore them all back.
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