Cannot open External hard drive

Cannot open my external hard drive always asking for you want to reformat your disk
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  1. you tried connecting the hdd to another computer
    do u have any important data on it
  2. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windowsxp/ht/disk-management-xp.htm

    Assign a driver letter to the external drive ^
  3. rjj said:
    Cannot open my external hard drive always asking for you want to reformat your disk
    it always will till u do format all drives can't be used unless it's formatted also u have to mount it & give it a drive letter so it knows where u r pitting data, when it mounts it will format it at the same time ;)
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