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External disk drive says is empty

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May 29, 2011 10:21:11 PM

My computer now thinks my external hard drive is empty. It previously worked fine but now it says it needs formatted. it is an Iomega 500Gb external drive and I am running Windows 7 on a 6 month old PC.

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May 30, 2011 3:41:49 AM

bgb02burns said:
My computer now thinks my external hard drive is empty. It previously worked fine but now it says it needs formatted. it is an Iomega 500Gb external drive and I am running Windows 7 on a 6 month old PC.

Help!


You my try to recover the partition table using testdisk. The tool may be your last free resource.

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download

The tool is very simple to use

You may have to follow the steps explained below.

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step

Good Luck
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