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 REPAIRING (NOT RECOVERING FILES) RAW External Hard Disk Forum how to repair unlocated external hard disk Forum How to repair corrupted external hard disk Forum How to repair external hard disk Forum External hard disk repair Forum How to repair hitachi external hard disk drive Forum How to repair corrupted external hard disk Forum How to repair corrupted external hard disk Forum Automatically repair external hard disk Forum Solvedcan my external hard drive be repaired/recovered? Forum External hard disk repair Forum How to repair external hard disk Forum can my external hard drive be repaired? Forum Can an external hard drive be repaired Forum Is external hard disc can be repaired? Forum SolvedFiles are Missing from Newly created external HDD from Laptop Hard disk Forum Solvedinstall system to new computer from external hard disk Forum SolvedBest External Hard Disk Forum SolvedExternal hard disk not performing as it should Forum SolvedExternal Hard Disk not initialized, Data Recovery needed Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !