External disk drive says is empty

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!
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  1. 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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