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unable to acess hard drive


lindamay

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have an external hard drive that asks me to format when i connect it but if i do this i will lose all my saved data and holiday snaps i have 2 pc one running xp and one running windows 7 previously the drive worked with both can any one suggest a solution

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Linda May

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lindamay

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should have added that before this problem i shut the pc down with the external drive still running

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Terry Brown

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It sounds is if you have corrupted the drive, use a program like RECUVER (free) to recover the files onto another drive, then format it.

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

Terry

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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You will have corrupted the Partition Table

Use test disk download link and instructions on how to recover your data here follow the post from Maq.H

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