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 Best solution csf60 August 4, 2013 9:21:06 AM 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 Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources windows 7, connected old XP hard drive disk, and get 'you must format disk before you can use it.' Forum SolvedDropped 1TB seagate external hard drive. Now it is asking me to format. Help! Forum hard drive asking me to format; full of data Forum hard drive asking me to format; full of data Forum Toshiba 1TB Hard Drive asking to format disk. Forum Solvedhow can i format my hard drive before i install a oem windows 7 Forum Hard Drive cannot be read (Windows asking to format it) Forum SolvedIt says I need to format disk in drive _ before I can use it. How do I get my data back? Forum Windows 8 and external hard drive asking to format Forum External Hard Drive with data not mounting and asking to format. Failed chkdsk on CMD halfway-progress!! Forum SolvedYou need to format disk drive before you use it Forum Transcend external hard drive asking to format Forum Hard drive asking to format Forum 2nd sata Hard Drive detected in disk management but not open asking for format Forum SolvedYou need to format the disk in drive (?: ) before you can use it? Forum External Hard drive asking to format Forum Transcend external hard drive asking to format Forum Computer asking to format WD external Hard drive Forum SolvedYou need to format disk drive before using Forum "You need to format the disk in drive F: before you can use it" Error Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !