External Hardware Wont erase and repair

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ally13, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. ally13 macrumors newbie

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    Jan 19, 2015
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    I have a hardrive everytime i plug it in it reads: cannot be repiared try reformatting (etc.)

    So i go into disk utilities and try to verify and repair it and it say internal error. I dont really care about the contents on the ahrdware just want it to be usable again so i go to erase and click erase and just before its done it says cannot erase some formatting error. Please help me get this external hardrive working again it cost a fair bit.
     
  2. Xeridionix macrumors regular

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    Jan 6, 2015
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    Unfortunately it sounds like your external disk drive may be failing, as these sort of errors are common when a drive is on its way out.
     

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