Formatting HDD Tags: Hard Drives Format Formatting External Hard Drive Storage Last response: April 16, 2010 3:58 AM in Storage Share lizzay07 April 16, 2010 3:16:25 AM Hello, my external hard drive isn't allowing me to access files, telling me tht i must format it. if i format it, i will lose everthing, right? how can i retrieve my files/back it up and then format it? More about : formatting hdd manojgj April 16, 2010 3:58:40 AM try with some other PC or give a try with LIVE XP that comes with Hirens boot cd http://www.hirensbootcd.net/ m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFormatting SSD without altering HDD Forum SolvedFormatting an HDD Forum SolvedClean install with windows 8.1 oem disc on new ssd before formatting old hdd Forum SolvedHDD formatting question Forum SolvedFormatting hdd with different byte size? Forum SolvedNeeds Help With HDD, Partition. and Formatting Forum SolvedRe-installing Windows 7 and formatting HDD, need help backing up drivers. Forum SolvedFormatting HDD Through Windows 8 SETUP Forum Solvednoob hdd formatting questiong Forum SolvedRestore programs on second HDD after formatting? Forum SolvedAfter formatting windows 8 OS, HDD & CD-ROM not detecting Forum SolvedOPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND after formatting HDD on Sony VAIO vpceh. Forum SolvedUnlocking or Formatting the locked HDD Forum Solvedformatting a 4TB HDD Forum Formatting external HDD for NAS Forum SolvedWhat does Formatting my HDD do and is Recommended? Forum Switching from a HDD - SSD, how ot uninstall OS from HDD without formatting. Forum SolvedComputer randomly slows down when opening basic applications even after a fresh windows install and formatting of the hdd Forum Touble installing and formatting seagate Barracuda 1tb hdd Forum SolvedHDD suddenly say's it needs formatting Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !