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I have been using this drive for over a year and this is the first time this ever happened. I'm scared I won't know how to answer any questions or what to click on. I certainly wouldn't put any critical data on it. Reports: · Posted 5 years ago Top raphoenix Posts: 14920 This post has been reported. http://cgmguide.com/hard-drive/resolved-problem-formatting-hard-drive.php

What should I do? Now i am getting the following error. "Read error at 385/226/34 " So please help me solve the above problem.. Reply lakonst Jul 28, 2015 @ 09:50:30 @Trevor: If files are damaged run a chkdsk X: /r on the damaged disk (where X: = the drive letter of the damaged disk). RSS ALL ARTICLES FEATURES ONLY TRIVIA Search The How-To Geek Forums Have Migrated to Discourse How-To Geek Forums / Windows 7 (Solved) - External hard drive won't format HELP (23 http://superuser.com/questions/61899/will-reformatting-my-hard-drive-fix-bad-sectors-on-it

How To Fix Error "you Need To Format The Disk In Drive"

Data error (cyclic redundancy check)" Can anyone recommend anything? it took some time but when it was done windows could detect my external hard drive normally. in my computers?? The drive manufacturers add extra bits so that the drive can compensate the gradual loss of these writable bits.

  • Reply Florinm Jul 17, 2015 @ 19:50:30 Thanks for mentioning this!
  • So is there a other program that i can try thet you can recommend?
  • deep scan.
  • deep scan.
  • What does the line "So long and thanks for all the fish!" mean?
  • I have disconnected the bad disk tried booting my computer but it's telling me it can't find boot device.

probably chkdsk will fix you up though. Advanced file recovery 3. What should you do to recover data from not formatted hard drive without data backup? Painless Partition Recovery They are different drives with different ways of opening them.

In the "explore" option am able to see all the files…but as it is free version i am unable to save. My External Hard Drive Says It Needs To Be Formatted I don't really know where to go from here. Please suggest Reply lakonst Jul 06, 2015 @ 10:14:26 @Ranju: 1) Run Testdisk again. {From Step-2 (1-9)}. 2) If the "Structure is OK" follow Step-3 and "Write" the partition back to External HD keeps asking to format HD asking me to format solved I brought a pen drive from ebay and it's asking me to keep formating it even though it has

if it doesn't work then you're gonna need another 3 TB HDD to save your data to when you use the recovery software the choice to try first would be lost My External Hard Drive Suddenly Needs To Be Formatted I did the first step as instructed. Reply marius Nov 06, 2015 @ 20:11:21 is blocked like this from 20 minutes CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)… 0 percent completed Reply stinky pinky Mar 20, If F is the letter of the drive for example.

My External Hard Drive Says It Needs To Be Formatted

IronsoundsDec 28, 2013, 5:09 AM Hello... http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1759784/external-hdd-formatted.html At the Start button, click Run. How To Fix Error "you Need To Format The Disk In Drive" When you typed diskpart list disk There should have been a volume assigned to the disk you want to format. External Hard Drive Asking To Format Before Use You need to use the software without altering the data on the drive or get it to someone who can help you out technically.

Does this erase the files on the HDD or not? http://cgmguide.com/hard-drive/re-boot-after-new-hard-drive.php How to format an external hard drive? Thanks I will give it a try tonight when I go home and let you all know how it goes. Hardware & Devices New hard drive or reformat?I was asked by a friend / coworker to look at their computer. How To Fix External Hard Drive Without Formatting

If F is the letter of the drive for example. Good luck! Reply lakonst Oct 03, 2016 @ 12:29:07 @AJMCA: In Windows 7 & Vista OS go to: Start > All Programs > Accessories. http://cgmguide.com/hard-drive/help-with-my-hard-drive.php Does this erase the files on the HDD or not?

Generally failing a SMART self test is a sign something is wrong, and backing up with the appropriate tool and not trusting the drive is a very good idea - In Drive Recovery Software take the drive out of the enclosure. but know that you take this at your own risk and there may be no going back after you've done it.

hi i tried this..but it just said "the type of the file system is NTFS" what does that mean?

It will solve the problem easily no need to install any software. thank you so much, your solution solved my problem. Return to WDC.com WD Community Contact Us English Product Support My CloudMy BookMy PassportWD Elements & WD TVInternal DrivesWDLabsLegacy & Other Products Downloads WD Software Product Firmware Product Downloads Warranty & The Type Of The File System Is Raw. Chkdsk Is Not Available For Raw Drives" you maybe didn't wait for a write to finish or lost power to the drive...

My System Specs OS Windos 7 home premium x64 . peteroyaSep 12, 2014, 4:58 PM i tried the chkdsk F: /x command it says "CHKDSK is not available for RAW files" Muts_137820Sep 14, 2014, 4:06 PM http://drm-assistant.com/others/how-to-fix-external-hard-drive-not-formatted-error.htmlTry the process 3-4 times Windows cannot recover master file table. weblink Next, we will tell you more about this error message.

please i need help badly.i initially connected the hard drive without using the safe remove tab, before this incident happened. P.S. The list volume worked. To do that: a.

it show total size and remainig space on the drive but when i chek the size of any folder it shows "0 bytes". it worked in just 2 minute. firewiseJul 7, 2015, 2:48 AM you my friend are a hero thanks cjakacashJul 19, 2015, 7:06 PM mattieo said: I ran the CMD fix. if it doesn't work then you're gonna need another 3 TB HDD to save your data to when you use the recovery software the choice to try first would be lost

Reply lakonst Oct 03, 2016 @ 12:03:42 @Samuel You can try that, but I am not sure that Windows repair can fix this problem. you maybe didn't wait for a write to finish or lost power to the drive... for me this method doesn't worked at all, but inside this tool we can copy the files and backup into another hard disk, this method it's found in the step 2.e Matthew HildewigApr 12, 2015, 10:44 PM So I was experiencing this same issue, and though my fix was possibly just luck and not in most cases a practical resolution; I sprayed

Reply Jarrod Jan 09, 2017 @ 03:18:35 Actually, nevermind…I feel really foolish right now. probably chkdsk will fix you up though.