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Quick Fix 'The Disk Structure Is Corrupted and Unreadable' without Losing Data

Posted by Jean to Resource 2016-11-28

Summary

This article provides a quick fix for you to fix 'drive not accessible, the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable' error in Windows 10/8.1/7 and restore all precious data from inaccessible drive with EaseUS data recovery software in 3 simple steps.

Cannot access hard drive with 'disk structure is corrupted and unreadable' error message, help!

"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?"

Quick Fix Error "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? CHKDSK from the command prompt will help you fix 'disk structure corrupt with unreadable ' error. To do this, follow the below steps.

Step 1. Press Win + R  to open Run dialog and type: cmd, hit Enter to bring up Command Prompt;
Step 2. Type the command: chkdsk x:/r (x: is the drive letter of the hard drive showing the error)
Step 3. Hit Enter.

How to Recover Data from Inaccessible Hard Drive?

When your 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.

select hard drive of which the disk structure is corrupted or unreadable and scan

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.

scan hard drive of which the disk structure is corrupted or unreadable

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.

select files to recover from hard disk of which the disk structure is corrupted or unreadable