Solved Hard drive asking for format before use Tags: Storage Last response: August 4, 2013 9:21 AM in Storage Share ravidiout August 4, 2013 8:59:03 AM recently i was copying files from my computer to hdd then some how anyone interrupted it and now it is asking for format before use i have important files in it but it is unaccesable More about : hard drive format Reply to ravidiout Best solution csf60 August 4, 2013 9:21:06 AM Share That happened to me more than once and I was able to recover the files with testdisk. You need to know how to use a the console, but it's a good program http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download Reply to csf60 Ask the community Post an answer Related resources : Forumwindows 7, connected old XP hard drive disk, and get 'you must format disk before you can use it.' ForumSolvedDropped 1TB seagate external hard drive. Now it is asking me to format. Help! ForumSolvedhow can i format my hard drive before i install a oem windows 7 ForumHard Drive cannot be read (Windows asking to format it) ForumSolvedIt says I need to format disk in drive _ before I can use it. How do I get my data back? ForumWindows 8 and external hard drive asking to format ForumExternal Hard Drive with data not mounting and asking to format. Failed chkdsk on CMD halfway-progress!! ForumSolvedYou need to format disk drive before you use it ForumTranscend external hard drive asking to format ForumHard drive asking to format Forum"You need to format the disk in drive F: before you can use it" Error Forum 2nd sata Hard Drive detected in disk management but not open asking for format ForumSolvedYou need to format the disk in drive (?: ) before you can use it? ForumExternal Hard drive asking to format ForumTranscend external hard drive asking to format ForumComputer asking to format WD external Hard drive Forum*Noob here* Should i format hard drive before or after installing in new build? ForumBefore i use my psp memory card it askes me to format it ForumYou need to format disk drive before using ForumSolvedFormat and Use Hard Drive After RAID More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !