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 to fix external hard disk to open on laptop Forum How to fix a external hard disk drive Forum How to fix an external hard disk seagate Forum How can I fix external hard disk Forum How to fix corrupted files in external hard drive Forum How to fix corrupted external hard drive Forum How do you fix bad sectors on hard drive WD i HTS54 External Forum How to fix corrupted external hard drive Forum How to fix iomega external hard drive Forum How do i fix the Cyclic Redundancy Check error on my External Back Up Hard Drive Forum How to fix my external hard drive Forum How to fix corrupted files in external hard drive Forum How to fix inpage error on external hard drive? Forum How to recover data from external hard disk which is corrupted Forum How to repair hitachi external hard disk drive Forum How do i fix my hard disk drive Forum SSD swap for Avatar 145A2 Ultrabook? Forum PC can not recognize Seagate Internal Hard drive Forum How to read datas from an external hard disk Forum [Solved] How to stop external hard disk (enclosure) from running? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !