Can an external hard disk be repaired? Tags: Hard Drives Disk Drive Format Storage Last response: January 7, 2011 11:12 AM in Storage Share Anonymous a b G Storage January 7, 2011 5:52:47 AM My external hard disk drive gave a message that it wants to be formatted before i use it, but when i format it it reefuses and says it cannot complete formatting and i cannot get access to the drive. what can i do to format it? More about : external hard disk repaired hell_storm2004 a b G Storage January 7, 2011 7:29:35 AM Try formatting it from the command line in DOS. evongugg a b G Storage January 7, 2011 11:07:05 AM Do you have a Nvidia chipset? Upgrade the chipset drivers to the latest version. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jsc a b G Storage January 7, 2011 11:12:05 AM If you can disassemble the drive, do so. Then plug the bare drive into your computer and format it there. If it still will not format, the drive is dead. You may as well buy a complete new external drive, because a new external drive does not cost much more than the same size bare drive. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumCan an external hard drive be repaired ForumIs external hard disc can be repaired ? ForumExternal hard disk repair ForumHow to repair hitachi external hard disk drive ForumHow to repair corrupted external hard disk Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] -chit-chat ForumHow to repair external hard disk ForumExternal hard disk repair ForumHow to repair corrupted files on external hard disk ForumHow to repair corrupted external hard disk ForumWhat can cause video corruption using dvr external hard disk drive expander ForumAutomatically repair external hard disk ForumToshiba 750GB External Hard disk showing only 32GB now. ForumExternal hard disk fell on the floor ForumHow to repair inaccessible hard disk partition ForumCorrupted MBR of my external hard disk Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumWeird problem or simple fix? -external hard drive Forum[Solved] External hard drive not showing correct gig capacity ForumHDD Enclosure Problem.. Can't access/missing files More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !