My hdd is now an unformatted drive... Tags: Hard Drives Partition Storage Last response: February 9, 2013 12:21 AM in Storage Share shiozaki February 6, 2013 11:52:25 PM 500gb lacie usb hdd Ok its my fault, way to many unsafe removal of the hdd... so what i do know. Windows wants me to reformat shows as unformatted drive PTDD Partition Table Doctor recover partition function seems to think my lost partition is the current one and only wants to restore two others it found, in which case ill lose my current partition. EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional 5.5.1 calls the partition by name can probably recover my data.. the hdd still shows up in safely remove hardware by name. Would like to repair the hdd to recover my data and not reformat, opinions? thanks More about : hdd unformatted drive shiozaki February 7, 2013 9:56:38 PM People a mans data is in jeopardy! dont you feel my pain? m 0 l fzabkar a c 316 G Storage February 8, 2013 2:03:34 AM Formatting is data destructive. Don't do it. In future I would suggest that you disable write-behind caching, or select "optimise for quick removal". This will minimise the damage from unsafe removals. As for data recovery, I wouldn't trust any tool to write on your drive. Instead I would write any recovered data to a different drive. However, before letting any tool loose on your drive, I would first examine the partition table (sector 0) and the boot sectors of each partition using a disc editor in readonly mode. Which OS are you running? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer FreeDataRecovery a b G Storage February 9, 2013 12:21:15 AM I agree with fzabkar. It's best not to perform any write operations on the drive. First take a drive image and then try to recover from the image. Try tools like Testdisk or PartitionFindAndMount Successfully taking an image has the added benefit of verifying the integrity of the drive. And would rule out bad sectors as the cause of your troubles. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved[Build Help] Can I Migrate Unformatted HDD (with Data) to New Mobo with a Different SSD Boot Drive? Forum SolvedHow To Setup SSD Boot Drive And HDD Data Drive (Unformatted) Forum 3TB internal HDD appear as Unformatted Forum Solvedget files from unformatted external hard drive? Forum SolvedHow to Get Files from Unformatted HDD Forum Can i just plug an unformatted used hdd in a computer with different hardware? Forum SolvedHad a partition with data now says unformatted Forum SolvedConnected the power cable of an external HDD incorrectly, now drive won't spin! help Forum cannot see new SATA HDD(unformatted) from IDE master HDD; yet when i set the SATA primary secondary in BIOS set under AUTO... Forum SolvedHow to format an unformatted flash drive Forum SolvedHow to format an unformatted flash drive Forum SolvedHard Drive suddenly gone, unformatted in Disk Management Forum Cloned HDD to SSD and made it boot drive, is it safe to delete HDD now?? Forum plugged in a WD 2TB drive into a server and now HDD won't read. Forum Upgrading to Unformatted SSD from Potentially Dying HDD Forum how do I save files from an unformatted hard drive to my pc Forum Ext HDD showing Unformatted Forum BSOD during xfer to external, now external says unformatted! help! Forum How do I run win7 op on unformatted HDD Forum Removed laptop HDD to transfer files to new PC now Laptop wont boot with that drive connected Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !