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How can I fix external hard disk

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Last response: in Storage
November 16, 2011 12:01:38 PM


I have just connected an external disk using usb. When i try to access the G: drive but then asks to format the drive. I need the data what can I do. Can you please help?

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November 17, 2011 2:12:55 AM

Try a different usb cable, if the one you're using is broken it may not be able to access the data even though it can see the drive. (Happened to me recently)

What operating system are you using? Sometimes windows 7 will ask to repair the drive and that may fix it (or make it worse)
November 17, 2011 3:48:48 AM

you could try using a data retrieval program like ProDiscover or FTKimager, the tools are mainly for forensic purposes but it could help you out with the data on that hard drive