How can I fix external hard disk Tags: Hard Drives USB Format Storage Last response: November 17, 2011 3:48 AM in Storage Share paulrichardson November 16, 2011 12:01:38 PM Hello, 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? More about : fix external hard disk bobusboy 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) domokun38 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How can I fix music and jpeg files that suddenly looked locked in my external hard disk? Forum How to fix external hard disk to open on laptop Forum How can I fix external hard disk Forum How to fix a external hard disk drive Forum How to fix an external hard disk seagate Forum Solvedhow to fix my WD Passport external hard drive after falling down Forum SolvedI have images in a external hard drive and find an error when i try to copy same into a flash drive. How do I fix this Forum SolvedHow can I fix my External Hard Drive that says it needs to be formatted? Forum Solvedhow to fix a Seagate portable hard drive that doesnt appear in device manager, disk management or my computer Forum My WD green hard drive does not show up in my disk management how do I fix this? Forum External USB Drive Showing in Disk Mgmt, but NOT My Computer...HOW TO FIX? Forum SolvedHow to fix inpage error on external hard drive? Forum SolvedExternal hard disk uses two usb while my TV has only one USB port, How to connect this disk with TV to watch movies? Forum SolvedFound external hard drive in disk drives but how do I retrieve it? Forum SolvedHow to fix crc error in a portable hard disk? Forum How can i fix my broken external hard drive (verbatim) Forum How to remove the password feature from my external Hard Disk? Forum How to format a write protect WD external hard drive/disk Forum My hard drive says it is a removable disk how can I fix that? Forum how to use laptop internal hard disk as an external hard disk Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !