Recover Data from External HDD showing "The Parameter is Incorrect" Error

You will get 'Drive Is Not Accessible. The Parameter Is Incorrect' error while trying to access external hard drive on your Windows. Windows prompts this error if there is any problem with your external hard drive, such as external HDD corruption, virus infection, damaged file system, etc. So, first run chkdsk command on your External hard drive. If it is able to solve the issue, then you can easily access all your data from external hard drive.

Steps to Run chkdsk to fix "The Parameter is Incorrect" on External Hard Drive in Windows

  • Connect your external hard drive to Windows
  • Then, open Command Prompt
  • Type chkdsk drivename: /f /r.

[Replace drivename with the drive letter of your external hard drive.]

This command checks issues in external hard drive and fixes it, thus allows you to access external hard drive for accessing data from it. In case, this method doesn’t help you to recover data from external hard drive showing "The Parameter is Incorrect" error, then the next choice is to make use of Hi5 Partition Recovery software.

Recovering Data from External Hard Drive showing "The Parameter is Incorrect" Error-

Hi5 Partition Recovery software helps to recover data from external hard drive that is inaccessible due to "The Parameter is Incorrect" error. The tool supports data recovery from any brand of external hard drive that is showing "The Parameter is Incorrect" error, such as Seagate, Western Digital, Panasonic, Kingston, Transcend, HP, SanDisk, Toshiba, etc.

Complete Guide for Recovering Data from External Hard Drive showing error –“The Parameter is Incorrect"

Download Hi5 Partition Recovery software on your computer and follow the on screen instructions to install it. Next, attach your inaccessible external hard drive to the computer and launch the software for recovering data from it in few simple steps.

Step 1: From the main screen, select “Partition Recovery” option

Step 2: When software shows you the available drives, select the drive that represents external hard drive and click “Next” button

Step 3: After completion of scanning, it displays a list of files retrieved. You can view recovered data in “Data Type” view or “File Type” view

Step 4: Save required data using “Save” option on any desired location

Know More About Hi5 Partition Recovery software:

  • Helps to restore data from dead hard drive as well as corrupted hard drive
  • Recovers data from FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 file systems with different hard drive interfaces like SCSI, SATA and IDE
  • Supports data recovery from memory card, pen drives, iPod, etc.

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