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Unrecognized Format needed. Hi thanks very much this worked. deep scan. Click "Yes" just in case. Source

if any error or something happend bad i am not taking responsibility. menauhantMay 6, 2015, 1:18 PM I had the same exact problem with my Backup EHD Toshiba 1.6GB. However, I don't think I had the issue with it constantly disappearing and appearing. IronsoundsDec 26, 2013, 2:49 PM Hello...

External Hard Drive Asking To Format Before Use

Hi thanks very much this worked. Then select the external hard drive to have a full scan (We take a 16 GB Kinston flash drive for example here). Back to top Back to External Hardware 1 user(s) are reading this topic 0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users Reply to quoted postsClear BleepingComputer.com → Hardware → External Hardware

  • Press Enter key and it will start repairing damaged files and you will see some of your filenames before it finally asks if you want to save lost chains into another
  • now i can access bact to every file in the hardisk.
  • If you try recovery with a BAD ENclosure/Data connection, you will run more of a chance to lose your important DATA...Look close at the case, there will be screws and maybe
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  • nananarayananOct 17, 2014, 10:08 AM dstambol said: chamo1 said: uchetil said: Try this:Start: All Programs: Accessories: Right click on Command Prompt, run as administrator...at the prompt type:chkdsk (Your problem drive letter
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  • deep scan.
  • you maybe didn't wait for a write to finish or lost power to the drive...

I've been keeping in mind that I wasn't downloading anything that would past the sd card capacity, so i wouldn't know why this happened. you maybe didn't wait for a write to finish or lost power to the drive... Using the site is easy and fun. My External Hard Drive Says It Needs To Be Formatted JD20917Apr 28, 2015, 8:08 PM Daniel543M said: Ironsounds said: Hello...

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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 Findandmount Therefore, no matter what action you are going to take, keep this point in mind: DO NOT format your external hard drive before you take out the data in it. go to run type cmd2. The more changes that are made, the less chances you have of recovering the data.

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Mine isn't disappearing like yours but I do keep getting the format message. Get More Information probably chkdsk will fix you up though. External Hard Drive Asking To Format Before Use These may seem meaningless but sometimes they do help people get out of trouble. How To Fix External Hard Drive Without Formatting This just resolved my problem.

The 1 TB drive was almost full with my movies and music so this was a huge save. this contact form Any other tips for how I can restore these files from not formatted external hard drive? All I did prior to this happening was restart my PC, the same way I do every day. Link above explains and contains download links for recovery tool Posted via the Android Central App Reply 12-28-2015, 09:38 AM #4   Threnody Posts 2 Posts Re: My SD card is damaged and How To Fix Error "you Need To Format The Disk In Drive"

corrupted data... 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 When not formatted error happens on those devices, a similar error message saying "disk in drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now" will pop up. http://wkpadv.com/external-hard/how-to-find-external-hard-drive-mac.html Step 3.

Thanks for the help. Data Error Cyclic Redundancy Check But i don't to format the hard drive because if i do i will lose all my important documents, files and my old stuffs. My point is this, Most externals go bad due to the electronics in the Enclosure...

I was thinking on trying the chkdsk command, but I'd like to know first if it will damage my data or something...

probably chkdsk will fix you up though. I also vaguely remember the interface of said software to be that of similar appearance to the CMD's interface (it wasn't TestDisk).Regardless, I'd rather not physically open up anything unless it Please advise if there are any other possibilities to save my data! Chkdsk Commands I tried attaching it to a different computer [a Windows Vista laptop] with no success.

corrupted data... Please try the request again. chamo1Apr 22, 2014, 3:36 PM uchetil said: Try this:Start: All Programs: Accessories: Right click on Command Prompt, run as administrator...at the prompt type:chkdsk (Your problem drive letter here no parentheses): /xhit Check This Out How can I fix this???

this will find and correct this... this will find and correct this... WD External Drives WD Portable Drives adrey 2011-07-06 18:07:54 UTC #1 When I plug in my Passport I get the following message. I have been using this drive for over a year and this is the first time this ever happened.

IronsoundsDec 28, 2013, 5:09 AM Hello... deep scan. Type “chkdsk o:/f” (if your external hard drive is Drive o:) into the Command Prompt window, you can replace the letter "O" if your external hard drive is not "O". Formatting this to FAT may resolve your problem.

My hard drive is back with all the original files as if nothing had happen. If F is the letter of the drive for example. now I need to find something to fix corrupted mp4 files.. My drive has sat for months and not feeling like pulling it all apart I went with that good old layer one troubleshooting.

If F is the letter of the drive for example. Ask a new question Read More Data Recovery External Hard Drive Storage Seagate Related Resources solved How can I fix my external hard drive that apparently needs reformatting? All I did prior to this happening was restart my PC, the same way I do every day.I have 2.8TB of files, pictures, videos and more on that drive with no 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