Solved 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 Best solution lonewolf7 a c 297 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. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources WD 1TB External HDD asking to format on connecting to PC.Though it displays/plays all data in LCD TVs.. Forum How can I recover my datafrom my External HDD which asking me to format Forum SolvedHDD asked to be format and unallocated Forum How can I recover my datafrom my ADATA External HDD which asking me to format Forum How To Open External HDD When it is asking for format Forum Front USB 3.0 ports won't work with USB 3.0 external HDD Forum My external Hard Drive won't format and won't work Forum External HDD won't work with windows backup Forum external hdd won't format!!! NEED HELP! Forum SolvedExternal HDD Always Plugged In... Forum SolvedExternal hdd two partitions windows said needs to format Forum External HDD wont work with FAT32 Forum SolvedMy computer is telling me I need to format my nearly full Iomega external drive. If I do that, won't I lose what is on it? Forum SolvedExternal Hard disk Iomega 2 Tb not recognized by pc but can't be formatted with any program, always stuck at 0% Forum SolvedWindows 7 External HDD Won't Load on Windows 8 Laptop Forum I am asked to format my external hard disk ? Forum SolvedDropped 1TB seagate external hard drive. Now it is asking me to format. Help! Forum SolvedUnplugged my external drive: now shows up as different drive-letter & asks to format Forum SolvedExternal flash on nikon dslr wont work Forum SolvedConnected the power cable of an external HDD incorrectly, now drive won't spin! help Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !