IDE external usb hard drive [Closed]

skyjumper 1 Posts Tuesday February 16, 2010Registration date February 16, 2010 Last seen - Feb 16, 2010 at 08:59 AM - Latest reply: xpcman 18839 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus April 23, 2018 Last seen
- Feb 16, 2010 at 03:50 PM
Hello,
Please can any one help I have a laptop HP good spec running Vista when I plug in my external HDD vista wants to format it as I have much needed data on the drive no mater what I do in my computer it is their but wont let you explore it . It tells me you need to format the drive I also have a desk top computer with win 7 on and it says the same thing format the drive
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xpcman 18839 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus April 23, 2018 Last seen - Feb 16, 2010 at 03:50 PM
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You probably have a problem with the MBR (master Boot Record) caused by unplugging the drive while it was still updating. I would try one of the Partition recovery programs. Easeus Partition Master Home Edition is free and works well. Try its MBR recovery or Partition recovery options.

http://download.cnet.com/...

Good Luck