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My external hard drive became inaccessible. Help me, please!

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June 21, 2013 12:10:20 AM

I have a Seagate external hard drive that I cannot access now. This problem is that I cannot find it in My Computer and can see it in Disk Management. When I plunge it, the computer always asks me to format it firstly. What’d wrong with it? Do you have any idea? Thanks very much!
June 21, 2013 12:18:14 AM

Mabbie88CX said:
I have a Seagate external hard drive that I cannot access now. This problem is that I cannot find it in My Computer and can see it in Disk Management. When I plunge it, the computer always asks me to format it firstly. What’d wrong with it? Do you have any idea? Thanks very much!


Did you tried this?
Right click on your hard disk in the disk management ,
click on Change Drive letter/Assign drive letter or something equivallent..
And then give it a drive letter ..

sometimes that doesnt works if the hard disk has some problems ..
You can try to connect it to some other pc , and then click on "Scan device for problems" when asked for it (only in windows 7)

You will be fine then , do not format it , its not needed unless u tried conecting it and scaning in 2 to 3 pc's
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June 25, 2013 6:32:51 PM

Yeah! You could try to assign a new letter for it to activate manually as mhrsolanki2020 writes.
If it really doesn't change anything, you could try to forma this drive for restoring its functional use.

Do you have anything important on this drive?
If so, pay attention, you have to do something else before the formatting.
In order to get back your saved data on this drive, you need restore your drive back at the aid of some data recovery programs. In fact, there are many related free drive data recovery programs available online. Just try to select one as soon as possible.

But, if have nothing important on it, you could directly format it.

Note: Next time, you should be more careful to process the "not formatted error" problems and always back up all your needed data well.
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June 30, 2013 7:49:57 PM

Ere453Mabel said:
Yeah! You could try to assign a new letter for it to activate manually as mhrsolanki2020 writes.
If it really doesn't change anything, you could try to forma this drive for restoring its functional use.

Do you have anything important on this drive?
If so, pay attention, you have to do something else before the formatting.
In order to get back your saved data on this drive, you need restore your drive back at the aid of some data recovery programs. In fact, there are many related free drive data recovery programs available online. Just try to select one as soon as possible.

But, if have nothing important on it, you could directly format it.

Note: Next time, you should be more careful to process the "not formatted error" problems and always back up all your needed data well.

Thank you at first.
I am sorry that I have forgotten to tell your guys the result.
I have read all your guys' answers and try your recommended data recovery freeware. It is really useful. Now, I have fortunately restored all my wanted data back.
Thanks!!!!!
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