Plz!! need help with my external HD

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poisoned-apple Posts 2 Registration date Saturday January 3, 2015 Status Member Last seen January 3, 2015 - Jan 3, 2015 at 02:41 PM
R2D2_WD Posts 3606 Registration date Monday September 1, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 20, 2017   - Jan 5, 2015 at 02:27 AM
guys, need your help pls:

I have 3TB WD external HD, worked perfectly up to a week ago,

but now it doesnt show on "my computer" and also get a msg on "manage" saying

I need to format the drive b4 using it. how is that possible??

I have alot of data on the drive. what's going on? how do I fix it?

could use an advice!! :(

10x
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Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,176
Jan 3, 2015 at 04:20 PM
Hello,

Try this:
# Download USB Fix on your computer, and launch it.
# It will start automatically, and a shortcut will be created on your desktop.
# Connect all your external data sources to your PC (Usb keys, external drives, etc...) Do not open them.
# Choose " Deletion " option.

#The computer will re-start, and it may be longer than usually.

# UsbFix will display a message at re-start.

# Click "OK" to start cleaning.
# Copy/paste the report here.

Tutorial : http://www.en.usbfix.net/2014/02/usbfix-tutorial-clean-option/
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poisoned-apple Posts 2 Registration date Saturday January 3, 2015 Status Member Last seen January 3, 2015
Jan 3, 2015 at 06:05 PM
Hey ambucias

Hope u dont mind that i ask but Doing so wont erase all the data on the drive?

Whats the deletion process suppose to do?

10x 4your efforts

Poisoned-apple
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Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,176
Jan 3, 2015 at 06:21 PM
No, it does not delete data, it corrects errors and deletes viruses. It's 100% safe and has been tested thousands of times. Just make sure to follow the procedure.

Try it, you will like it.
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R2D2_WD Posts 3606 Registration date Monday September 1, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 20, 2017   155
Jan 5, 2015 at 02:27 AM
Hi poisoned-apple,

I would recommend you to reinstall the device's drivers from Device Manager, restart the PC, and plug the device back in. If the device is still not showing in My Computer and is giving you the same message from Disk Management, try on a different PC or with a different USB cable. If none of this helps, I would use a Linux Live CD to try to access and copy the data and format the device after that. Unfortunately these type of issues appear. It could be software related or because the drive has been removed without being properly ejected. I would recommend you to use the external drive as a backup destination, which will leave you with another copy of your data.

Hope this helps
Happy New Year
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