Unable to mount the volume external drive

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I have 3 computers with debian Linux installed since one month. They are working smoothly but i have the problem that they cannot read or mount he USB disk since yesterday, while i starting doing some personal work, like copying huge files or transferring data. I want to know what is going on and how to repair.

The error was :

Unable to mount the volume external drive details.

ntfs_attr_pread:Zero run length(4096 ! =13172).

Failed to mount'/dev/sdb1':Input/output error NTFS

Is either inconsistent,or you have hardware faults, Or you have a softRAID/FakeRAID hardware faults,

In the first case run chkdsk /f on windows then reboot.

Into windows TWICE. The usage of the /f parameter is very important !

If you have softRAID/FakeRAID then first you must activate it and mount a different device.

Under the/DEV/MAPPER/directory,(eg/dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see

The 'dmraid' documentation for the details.


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Unable to mount the volume external drive



The problem is within the USB disk file system. While you were transferring huge amounts of files something went wrong and the file system of the USB disk got corrupted. Now you need to fix the file system of the USB disk. Connect the USB disk to a windows system. Click Start menu and then click All Programs.

Hover your mouse to Accessories and click Command Prompt. You need to have Administrative rights while using the command prompt. Let’s assume that, when you connect the USB disk to your windows system, it is assigned the drive letter M.

Now type the following command in the command prompt to format the file system of the USB disk drive. format M: /fs:fat32 When windows finishes formatting the drive you can use it to store your files and folders.

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