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How can i repair my lg 500gb external hard drive

Last response: in Storage
June 28, 2011 12:09:33 PM

My external hard disk drive gave a message that it wants to be formatted before i use it, but when i format it it refuses and says it cannot complete formatting and i cannot get access to the drive. what can i do to format it?
a c 289 G Storage
June 28, 2011 2:27:37 PM

Is there data on the drive that you need to recover? That will direct the answers one way or another.

As always, you can try new cables, another computer, or removing the drive from the external casing and connecting it directly to the motherboard.