Cant be open,cant be format

I just bought a new samsung G2 320gb portable external hard disk,the first time i plug it to my laptop it can be use.But after my friend put files into it using his computer,it cant be open when i plug into my laptop.

When i plug it into my laptop it show"Format it to open".I click format but it says windows cant format it
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  1. wow you got a lemon...

    return it and get a western digital, they will last longer.
  2. Boot sector problem and you may run into the following errors like

    disk is not formatted, do you want to format it now
    chkdsk is not available for raw drives
    drive shows 0 bytes
    drive cannot be formatted


    Here is one solution that worked for me when my sd card has not formatted error and i cannot format it. i restored files with this tool.
    http://www.icare-recovery.com/howto/the-drive-is-not-formatted-do-you-want-to-format-it-now.html
  3. Quote:
    Boot sector problem and you may run into the following errors like

    disk is not formatted, do you want to format it now
    chkdsk is not available for raw drives
    drive shows 0 bytes
    drive cannot be formatted


    Here is one solution that worked for me when my sd card has not formatted error and i cannot format it. i restored files with this tool.
    http://www.icare-recovery.com/howto/the-drive-is-not-formatted-do-you-want-to-format-it-now.html



    thx i try
  4. dextermat said:
    wow you got a lemon...

    return it and get a western digital, they will last longer.


    i think i just stick to it
  5. hi freakyme

    bought samsung s2 320gb 2 month ago , same problem , cannot reformat
    but i manage to save data with minitool-partitionrecovery
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