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Thnks so much for your response so far. The first method you describe seems very long and I'm scared to try that so I think maybe I'll try the chkdsk command method. to determine if it's a enclosure/USB3/Cable problem, before trying to force any type recovery on your DATA.What was the Drive ORIGINALLY formated at and # of partitions/sizes? If chkdsk fails to fix the problem then follow the instructions on the above guide.

admin • October 5th, 2014 at 3:46 pm Hi James and Christie You can both try HDDScan http://hddscan.com/ Run it and select your drive from the dropdown list. Hope this helps, James Jay • September 20th, 2014 at 2:50 pm Hi James, I'm running W8.1 I first got gsmartcontrol-0.8.7-win32.zip and unzipped in its downloaded location. deep scan. and trying a direct connection to a MB... over here

again thanks a lot. It can be a little complex to set up but the documentation is pretty good. Reply Rosa Oct 08, 2015 @ 06:07:37 I wanna say thanks million times to author of this article.

thanks in advance. hi i tried this..but it just said "the type of the file system is NTFS" what does that mean? After it anayzed the HDD it said "Partition sector doesn't have the endmark 0xAA55". James Nathaniel • October 21st, 2014 at 12:36 am Hi James, I have a problem with my external hard drive, when I try to open it its say I must format

Good Luck !! does this help you? admin • September 25th, 2014 at 3:21 pm Hi MikeCroatia Look in the folder where testdisk_win.exe is, you should see a file called testdisk.log (or maybe just testdisk if extensions are Help?

When you get to where you want them copied, highlight the row with one dot . So is there a other program that i can try thet you can recommend? I would first try removing the HD from the enclosure... Click on the partitions on the external hard drive and then choose "Format". (Need to click "Apply" when using Partition Wizard in case of wrong operation.) Tweet Your New Skill Why

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  • When i click on properties > hardware ID it shows me "USB\UNKNOWN" admin • September 18th, 2014 at 5:26 pm Hi Matthias, If the drive is not appearing, how are you

Thanks much! https://askleo.com/a_drive_with_all_my_data_is_showing_as_unformatted_what_do_i_do/ We get to the deep search and it starts and looks just like your screen shot, but it never changes. Even a full format does not write your files to be zero. Copyright © 2006-2017 How-To Geek, LLC All Rights Reserved

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Then click the round button again and choose S.M.A.R.T. That means that there is definitely physical damage and it should be sent to a facility with the proper tools and environment to repair/recover it. probably chkdsk will fix you up though. Then diagnose your disk for problems.

And, does this work for FAT32 drives, either HDD USB or standard "chipset" thumb drives? If your external hard drive keeps asking you to format it after you have tried the above solution, you can  download  free MiniTool Power Data Recovery which is an excellent program that The truth about Portable Drive not formatted, do you want to format it now? Reply Jarrod Jan 09, 2017 @ 03:18:35 Actually, nevermind…I feel really foolish right now.

jorgstyle, DO NOT do anything to that HD until you can try this. Nathaniel • September 25th, 2014 at 6:53 am Hello, i have the same problem that you described, but with an internal HDD (WD Blue 1TB). Shashi • September 27th, 2014 at 7:33 pm I tried the above steps but no partitions were found.

After recover you have to re-format your disk in order to use it again.

solved External Hard Drive says it needs formatting Can't find your answer ? James Marco • October 13th, 2014 at 7:14 am Hi Admin/James, I performed the quick/deeper search on the Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive3 – 2000 GB / 1863 GiB – CHS 243201 255 63, I got stuck after the deeper search analysis. If a drive is failing, your best bet is to NOT ALTER THE DATA IN ANY FORM.

solved please help ! I ran your software but it was seeing all of the drives in the RAID separately and would only let me analyse one at a time. However it is very tedious job and I do not have another place where to put existing 600 GB of data. I have tried test disk and a few other downloads that just aren't resolving the issue.

Thanks for asking. There is no physical damage to the drive. Physical damage may require the drive to be sent to a facility with the proper tools and equipment to recover the data. · Does S.M.A.R.T. K9 - if it is corrupted, am I totally screwed or is the data still there and I just can't access it?

Any other tips for how I can restore these files from not formatted external hard drive? Connect it to another USB sport or another operating system and see if you can read the files. admin • October 23rd, 2014 at 1:04 am Hi Satveer If there was no indication of physical damage when you did the S.M.A.R.T. Of course, I did not format and sought help through the web when I came here.

whs - if I click no then the drive just doesn't open. Ext HD - my flash drive was eject by Windows. Alternatively use one of the mentioned programs in this article to recover your files and then reinstall OS. Read more:

Recuva - A free, easy to use undelete and file recover tool Even with the Recycle Bin to protect you, it's not uncommon to need to recover files that have been

This is a real repair not a manufactured example. Then you can drill down to where you want the recovered files copied to by highlighting and using the right arrow key. thank you so much, your solution solved my problem. I got an error using testdisk_win, but photorec_win worked for me.

How? Otherwise I'm taking it to a data recovery place this weekend... when i press A to load partition it says no partition and gives options cylinder, head, sector, cylinder, head, sector, type, done Reply lakonst Jul 22, 2015 @ 08:46:46 @Dalip: Try http://pcsupport.about.com/od/termsf/p/fixmbr.htm Regards, Rick P.

Close any programs or windows that might be using the device, and then try again’, then log off and log on your computer again or restart your computer. Next, we will tell you more about this error message. I would first try removing the HD from the enclosure... Home Malware Tutorials Tools & Resources About Contact SOLVED: "You Need to Format the Disk Before You Can Use It" after improper USB unplugging.