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I have an external hdd connected via a firewire. I go to open it today and it says "The Disk in Drive H is not formatted. Do you want to format now?" What is this and what should I do? Was my data lost because that is where I keep all of my backups!
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post #2 of 5
OUCHHHHHHHHHHHH. That means that something happened with that disk. Try updating the driver for it, plug out and in and see if you can get it come up. If it still says that then yea i would say you lost your data. But you can also try some programs such as Recover My data to try and restore the partition.
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post #3 of 5
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Yea I guess thats what happened...Its wierd for some reason instead of it being Fat32 now it is RAW??
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post #4 of 5
I have seen that happen before but not often and dont know from what. Try to run a checkdisk on it and also a defrag before anything else.
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post #5 of 5
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Yea I tried checkdisk but it didn't start...If worse comes to worse I will just use some recovery thing.
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