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October 1, 2013 8:20:57 PM

Hello - hope you can help! I have used my WD external hard drive for 2 years now...today once connected it is asking to be formatted. I understand it will cause data loss (and ALL my data is on it!) What are the recommended steps? Many thanks!
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October 1, 2013 10:52:01 PM

have you tried to connect it to another computer?
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October 2, 2013 6:58:46 PM

Yes! Both my old and new Thinkpad show the same error....Will be grateful for any advice.
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October 2, 2013 6:58:47 PM

Yes! Both my old and new Thinkpad show the same error....Will be grateful for any advice.
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October 2, 2013 6:58:54 PM

Yes! Both my old and new Thinkpad show the same error....Will be grateful for any advice.
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October 2, 2013 7:40:53 PM

check out my post and their answer which I am trying but sure is taking awhile.

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1822321/hard-dri...
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