Check the disk for errors
- You attempt to create Survival Kit on an external USB disk
Survival Kit creation fails with the following error:
A format/resize error.
File system error is found. Consider checking the disk using Check Disk Utility.
Disk contains errors and/or bad sectors.
Run Check Disk utility to fix errors on your disk:
- Go to Start -> Search -> type "cmd"; you should see Command Prompt in the results. Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
- Type following command: chkdsk <driveletter>: /f /r
where <driveletter> is the letter assigned to the external drive, e.g. chkdsk D: /f /r
Some hard drive manufacturers also provide diagnostic utilities for checking drive health and fixing errors; these utilities can also be used to resolve the issue. Check your external hard drive's manufacturer's website for more information.
It is not recommended to use a disk with errors for storing backups, as this may lead to backup corruption.