External HDD is not accessible after using on TV

Hi, I have a 2TB HP simplesave hardrive with tons of movies on it. Yesterday I plugged my laptop (with external hardrive attached) into my television so i could watch a movie from the HDD on my tv. Now when i try to use the hardrive on my laptop alone, i noticed it has change from (H:) to local disk (I:) and when i plug it in a pop-up says:

(I: hardrive is not accessible. The parameter is incorrect.

When i click it to try to access the files on it it says:

You need to format the disk in drive I: before you can use it.


And I cant format it because i would lose all my movies!! PLEASE HELPP!!!
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  1. It's likely you lost your partition. Does this find it?

    http://findandmount.com
  2. Could we see the partition table and boot sector with Microsoft's Sector Inspector?
    http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/SecInspect.zip

    Extract the above archive to the one folder and execute the SIrun.bat file. The procedure will generate a report file named SIout.txt.
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