Fix The Parameter is Incorrect Issue on External Hard Drive

Have you got “The parameter is incorrect” error and are not able to access your external hard drive? Remo Recover tool provides a handy method for you to fix the issue and retrieve all types of data in Mac OS X or Windows 10/8/7 with utmost ease.


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Fix Parameter is Incorrect on External Hard Drive

“Hi, I have 1TB external hard drive which is my backup drive. When I try to access the data stored in it, I got an incorrect parameter error. I can’t afford to lose the data. Does anyone know how to fix parameter is incorrect on external hard drive? Thanks in advance.”

Solution to recover data after error - the parameter is incorrect on external hard drive

When you come across the error “The parameter is incorrect” on external hard drive, you cannot access its content as it makes the drive inaccessible. To protect your data, it would be better first to try and recover data from external hard drive using Remo Recover tool and then, fix this error. The software assists you in recovering data from corrupted, RAW, formatted, damaged external hard drive, internal hard drive, memory card, USB drive, etc. in Windows 10/8/7.

Useful tips to avoid parameter is incorrect error on external hard drive

  • Always eject external storage drive using Safe Remove hardware option
  • Avoid extended use of external HDD which increases bad sectors count on the drive

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Guide to recover data after error the parameter is incorrect on external hard drive

Download the trial edition of Remo Recover Pro Edition for a free try and install it on your Windows PC. After installing, connect the external hard drive showing error “The parameter is incorrect” and follow the below steps:

Step 1: Double click on the desktop icon created after downloading the software to launch the software. When the main screen opens, select the option called Recover Partitions and choose the drive to recover data. Then click Scan for the scan to begin

Select Recover Partitions

Step 2: Now the drive is scanned for partitions and when it’s done, all the found partitions are listed, choose a partition to recover

Choose a partition to recover

Step 3: Next, all the found files in the partition are displayed. You can view these files in File Type View or Data View

File Type View

Step 4: Select the files you need and save them in any suitable of your choice.

Save Recovered Files

Why does the parameter is incorrect on external hard drive error occur?

  • Ejecting external hard drive in an improper way
  • Severe virus or malware attack on external HDD
  • Formation of bad sectors on the external hard drive
  • Corruption of file system or USB port problem

Solution to fix parameter is incorrect on external hard drive

There are chances of losing files while fixing the error, so you need to perform file recovery from inaccessible drive first before trying the below-explained methods.

Method 1: Run CHKDSK to fix the parameter is incorrect error

  • Connect the external hard drive to a working Windows computer
  • Click Start menu or press Windows key + X and choose Command Prompt (Admin)
  • Enter chkdsk E: /f /r (E is the drive letter of the inaccessible partition) and click Enter

Method 2: Format external hard drive and fix parameter is incorrect error

  • Plug in your external hard drive to PC
  • In My Computer or This PC in Windows 10, right-click the external HDD and click Format
  • Enter Volume label, set File system format and Allocation unit size
  • Next, select Perform quick format option and click OK button


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