Problems accessing my external drive

Closed
fiercechild4u Posts 3 Registration date Sunday December 13, 2009 Status Member Last seen December 16, 2009 - Dec 14, 2009 at 04:14 PM
fiercechild4u Posts 3 Registration date Sunday December 13, 2009 Status Member Last seen December 16, 2009 - Dec 16, 2009 at 06:22 PM
Hello everyone,

For the past few days, I've been trying to access my external drive but I keep getting this repeative message of "You need to format the disk in drive F: before you can use it" or my computer freezes up. I tried assigning it to a different drive but its the same problem. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Related:

2 responses

dancedhall Posts 3056 Registration date Wednesday May 13, 2009 Status Member Last seen March 12, 2010 656
Dec 15, 2009 at 10:33 AM
hi there,

in this situation i will recommend you to format it

by using hp disk format tool

download is available on link below:

https://ccm.net/downloads/tools/4639-hp-usb-disk-storage-format-tool/

Thanks
0
fiercechild4u Posts 3 Registration date Sunday December 13, 2009 Status Member Last seen December 16, 2009
Dec 16, 2009 at 06:22 PM
Is there a way I could fix the external drive without needing to erase the files on my external drive?
0
fiercechild4u Posts 3 Registration date Sunday December 13, 2009 Status Member Last seen December 16, 2009
Dec 16, 2009 at 06:04 PM
Thanks for the message dancedhall. Unfortunately I downloaded the program but I'm getting a repeative message of permission being denied. Do you know of any other programs I could use?
0