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2 Steps to Fix Data Error Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC)

Updated on Aug 07, 2018 by Jean to Resource


Download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and learn how to fix 'drive not accessible, data error cyclic redundancy check' or 'cannot initialize disk, data error cyclic redundancy check' without destroying data. Try the two steps all by yourselves to fix cyclic redundancy check (crc) on an external hard drive, sd card, raw, cd, dvd, etc.

Overview of Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) Error

What is cyclic redundancy check error that prevents us from copying files, accessing hard drive data or initializing a hard disk? The cyclic redundancy check, or call it CRC, is an error-detecting technology commonly used in digital networks and storage devices to detect accidental changes to raw data. When there's a bad spot on the media of your hard disk, CRC errors occur.

Let's see some cyclic redundancy check examples

Drive not accessible, data error cyclic redundancy check

"My 1TB Seagate Free agent GoFlex has some error in opening the disk. First it asks me to format the drive before being able to use it. Of course, I won't format it because it's full of data. After that canceling that dialog, an error message will appear saying: "Drive is Not Accessible: Data Error (Cyclic Redundancy Check)."

Cannot initialize disk: cyclic redundancy check

"How can you fix an external HDD that fails to initialize? It gives data error (cyclic redundancy check) each time I try to fix it."

Data Error Cyclic Redundancy Check Fix

A cyclic redundancy check error can be triggered by many incidents that seem to be inevitable. For example, registry corruption, a cluttered hard disk, an unsuccessful program installation, or misconfigured files. 

Be careful enough when such an error happen to you, especially when Windows asks you to format the disk drive with CRC error for a continuing use. There are 2 things you must do to remove the cyclic redundancy check data error from HDD, USB flash drive, SD card or other disk storage drive.

Step 1. Fix cyclic redundancy check data error

You can learn how to run chkdsk utility in Windows 10, 8 or 7 to scan, find and repair the drive's errors or file corruptions that cause the cyclic redundancy check data error on SD card, external hard drive, etc. 

Run CHKDSK utility to remove cyclic redundancy check error

1) Open the command prompt under Accessories. You must run CHKDSK commands as an administrator to have the necessary privileges to execute the scan.

2) Type "chkdsk /f x:" into the command prompt. Replace the X: by the drive you'd like to run the scan on. Press enter.

3) Wait for the scan to complete. Once finished CHKDSK, restart your computer to see if it worked.

Step 2. Recover data from 'cyclic redundancy check' external hard drive, SD card, etc.

If there is valuable data you can't lose after performing chkdsk for 'cyclic redundancy check' error fix, download EaseUS free data recovery software to recover data from an inaccessible hard drive and transfer data to a safe spot.

The free version of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard allows you to recover up to 2GB files for free. To recover an unlimited amount of data, please upgrade to its full version.

Follow the detail steps of recovering data from hard drive with cyclic redundancy error.

Step 1. Run hard drive data recovery software.

  • Select the location of the hard drive on EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard main window.
  • Let the program scan the whole hard drive by clicking Scan.
Run hard drive recovery software.

Step 2. Scan and find hard drive data.

Let EaseUS hard recovery software fully scan the drive and find all lost data. You can check and preview found files in the following tabs.

  • Delete Files: All your deleted files are listed here.
  • Drive (with your device name): It loads all found files here.
  • Lost Partition Files: Check first if your hard drive is formatted or partition gets deleted.
  • Extra Files: All files that lost names or paths on your drive can be found here.
Scan hard drive for data recovery.

Step 3. Restore data on the hard drive from Cyclic Redundancy error.

  • Choose all found files on your hard drive.
  • Specify an empty external storage device or a safe location on your PC for saving lost data.
  • Click Recover to restore your lost hard drive data from cyclic redundancy error now.
Restore hard drive data from cyclick redudancy error.