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To minimize the risks, the drive can be taken to a professional who is experienced in this type of repair. It's not free, but the free demo version should allow you to determine if the utility will be able to recover anything. I also did "chkdsk /f /r" and it showed all NTFS boot sectors are unreadable. but of course it said that the drive us empty. his comment is here

admin • October 20th, 2014 at 2:38 pm Hi Moorthy Sounds like it is having a hard time seeing all of the hard drives connected to that computer. Disk checks are best reserved for when the file system is corrupted due to a bad shut down or removing bad blocks... It displays as Local disk ( G: ) on the laptop, but it was ( M: ) on my desktop computer. I don’t know what to do now?

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I've had no problems with my hard drive since. Then you can drill down to where you want the recovered files copied to by highlighting and using the right arrow key. I did the quick search on my Seagate 1TB and was able to find all my files but when I tried to use to WRITE function it asked me to reboot. I'll look at some possible causes and actions to take. //

I recently replaced my system hard drive and have taken my old internal hard drive out and installed it into a

admin • October 23rd, 2014 at 1:08 am Hi ROJ Did you see your files and folders listed in TestDisk? I haven't formatted it yet and want to recover my data first. Then, click "Recover" button to get them back once. External Hard Drive Asking To Format Before Use I think there are also programs that can repair the file system of the drive and make it directly readable but I can't think of any titles of hand.

you maybe didn't wait for a write to finish or lost power to the drive... The drive should not be making strange clicking or beeping noises. James Satveer • October 21st, 2014 at 9:21 am Hello James, I had this problem due to a power surge and followed the above steps. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1713162/hdd-suddenly-formatting.html It was NTFS as an internal drive.

Deep Scan Recovery 4. My External Hard Drive Suddenly Needs To Be Formatted you maybe didn't wait for a write to finish or lost power to the drive... from Sydney, AustraliaSounds like the drive has started to be formatted as EXT3 --Submitted by darrenforster99http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7588_102-0.html?messageID=3333270#3333270 Partition recovery --Submitted by darrenforster99http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7588_102-0.html?messageID=3333274#3333274 STOP!! --Submitted by Zouchhttp://forums.cnet.com/5208-7588_102-0.html?messageID=3332824#3332824 Disk recovery tools, take it to I've tried it on another system and it says the same message.

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All the best!! I just couldn't figure out how to fix the issue. How To Fix Error "you Need To Format The Disk In Drive" If ID #191 G-sense Error Rate is listed and has a RAW VALUE greater than 0 then that means the drive has been dropped or bumped hard. My External Hard Drive Says It Needs To Be Formatted dstambolSep 5, 2014, 5:27 AM 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 here no

Then you can rule out physical damage that requires repair with specialized tools in a controlled environment. this content Extended self-test' then it should be safe to reformat and reuse the drive. After that, if the S.M.A.R.T. With so much official data it carrying, I immediately jumped for reliable data recovery software, without taking any risk. Painless Partition Recovery

admin • September 25th, 2014 at 3:20 pm Hi Junex Look in the folder where testdisk_win.exe is, you should see a file called testdisk.log (or maybe just testdisk if extensions are Physical damage may require the drive to be sent to a facility with the proper tools and equipment to recover the data. · Does S.M.A.R.T. Below the analysis percentage, it keeps showing "Read error at _______/__/__ (number changes as it progresses)" Also, there are 5 partitions, not only two. http://internetbusinessdaily.net/external-hard/backing-up-hdd-that-wants-to-be-formatted.html First, don't format the drive.

It helped me everytime and saves a lot of time. How To Fix A Corrupted External Hard Drive Without Formatting In the external usb caddy the hdd works fine and I can access and write files. If not, look in the folder where testdisk_win.exe is, you should see a file called testdisk.log (or maybe just testdisk if extensions are hidden in your version of Windows).

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_nnGhUIo8E http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDp9sC3TT0s Daniel543MDec 27, 2013, 2:13 AM Ironsounds said: Hello... Of course check CNET for a copy of the program...I personally would be in the poor house without them. admin • October 23rd, 2014 at 2:08 pm Hi ROJ Do not write the partition table if you do not see all your files and folders. The Type Of The File System Is Raw. Chkdsk Is Not Available For Raw Drives" checked online for solutions.

So until you store new data on a freshly formatted hard drive, there’s a 100% probability to recover every bit of data that was stored on it prior to the format. For the most part solutions assume there is something wrong with the disk logical file structure, but sometimes the situation is that a drive will not mount on a particular computer If you have a flash drive, then use the FAT version, if you have a hard drive, then you probably need the NTFS version. http://internetbusinessdaily.net/external-hard/back-up-to-external-hard-drive.html My external hard drive which have lots of memorable pictures in it and now its ask me to format the drive whenever I tried to open it.

JD20917Apr 28, 2015, 8:08 PM Daniel543M said: Ironsounds said: Hello... I never changed it. I have used this RAID Drive for many years, and I usually have it all backed up to an external back up drive, but I discovered after this error that my 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

Reasons prompting users to format hard disk Every hard drive needs to be formatted once a while owing to several reasons.