How to fix Toshiba laptop external hard drives error?

Toshiba laptop delivers the best storage and backup facilities with excellent capacity and reliability. But it would freak you out if your Toshiba external hard drive is not working properly. This is the worst situation you can encounter on your laptop. While this error persists, you cannot access any file or other functions on your system. Below we have listed some workaround solution which you can try to resolve the problem.

Here are the fixes you can try to resolve the Toshiba external hard drives-

Solution 1: check for the driver updates

  • Connect to the Toshiba external hard drive on your computer via USB cable.
  • Then go to the start menu and enter devmgmt.msc in the search box.
  • Hit enter.
  • Open Device Manager and expand Disk drives.
  • Choose and click on Toshiba USB and right-click on it.
  • Select Update Driver Software, if you see any update there, click to update the driver.

Solution2: Check power management for USB Hub

  • Tap on the start menu and enter “devmgmt.msc” in the box and hit enter.
  • Open Device Manager and expand “Universal Serial Bus Controllers” from the options.
  • Right-click on the “USB Root Hub” and choose “Properties” later.
  • Navigate to the Power Management and uncheck the box that says “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”
  • If these two solutions don’t fix the problem, perform a Toshiba hard disk repair.

Solution 3: Repair Toshiba HDD with CHKDSK command

  • The open run dialog box and enter “cmd” and hit enter key.
  • Right-click on the window and choose “Run as Administrator” option.
  • Enter “chkdsk*:/f into the command prompt window and hit the enter.

Solution 4: Reformat the drive

If none of the solutions help you. Reformat your drive so that you can fix the corrupted external hard drive.

  • On your Toshiba system, go to the My Computer and right-click on the external hard drive.
  • Choose Format and then enter your name, file system, and allocation until size.
  • Now, check the quick format and hit OK.


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