Removed hard drive from laptop trying to transfer files to desktop
My toshiba M305D laptop died I removed the hard drive and I have transferred most of the files to my desktop and deleted the ones I did not need and then this morning when I turned my desktop back on, it said the hard drive from my laptop needed to be formatted.
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If you connected the laptop drive by means of an external enclosure, it may be the enclosure that's developed a fault, causing a communication error between the drive and the PC. So try a new enclosure.
Perhaps the drive is/was failing and now it finally has.