External HDD wont work and was always asked to format it Tags: Format Storage External Hard Drive Last response: July 6, 2013 9:49 AM in Storage Share marx_6 July 6, 2013 8:17:19 AM Please help.. my external hdd is unreadable and i was i asked to format the drive before i could use it.. tried all the things that were mentioned above and nothing works.. please help More about : external hdd wont work asked format Reply to marx_6 lonewolf7 a c 122 G Storage July 6, 2013 9:49:26 AM Than try it. Plug in the drive, bring up CMD and type chkdsk X: /f/r (X is the example drive letter) Good luck. Reply to lonewolf7 Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: ForumWD 1TB External HDD asking to format on connecting to PC.Though it displays/plays all data in LCD TVs.. ForumHow can I recover my datafrom my External HDD which asking me to format ForumHow can I recover my datafrom my ADATA External HDD which asking me to format ForumHow To Open External HDD When it is asking for format ForumMy external Hard Drive won't format and won't work Forumexternal hdd won't format!!! NEED HELP! ForumSolvedExternal HDD Always Plugged In... ForumSolvedExternal Hard disk Iomega 2 Tb not recognized by pc but can't be formatted with any program, always stuck at 0% ForumExternal HDD wont work with FAT32 ForumSolvedHDD wont format...I think ForumI am asked to format my external hard disk ? ForumSolvedMy ext hdd wont format on my new computer (not solved) ForumCorrupted external HDD, I can't even format or initialize it. Forummy external hdd needs to be format but it was uable to format Forummy external hdd needs to be format but it was uable to format ForumUnplugged my external drive: now shows up as different drive-letter & asks to format ForumSolvedToshiba external hard disk is detected but shows empty and asks to format i have Forumhelp - asked to format hdd Forumhow cAN I FORMAT MY LG EXTERNAL HDD HXD7 ForumSolvedMy external HDD says it needs to be formatted More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !