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Problem with external Hard Drive

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January 3, 2013 12:02:16 AM

I have a Hitachi external drive that I have used before on this same computer, however now when I connect to my computer (Gateway laptop), the drive is telling me it needs to be formatted before I can use it. I don't want to format because then I will lose all of my files.

Can someone help me?

a c 108 G Storage
January 3, 2013 1:59:07 AM

Have you tried connecting the drive to another computer to see if you get the same message? You could try checking the drive for errors with CHKDSK from a command prompt or use another program to check the disk for errors.

January 3, 2013 2:33:51 PM

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