Sep 9, 2015 at 12:58 AM
Posts98Registration dateWednesday January 21, 2015StatusMemberLast seenMarch 28, 2017
Sep 11, 2015 at 01:31 AM
I have WD My Book Essential External Hard Drive, 2TB and was using it regularly in Windows 8. Suddenly today when I plugged it in it showed me "You need to format the disk before you use it". Previously when it was working fine it shows security login screen of WD software where I have to enter password and then the HD gets unlock. but then the message appears that i need to be formatted before you, i try formatting it but it says format error everytime i try... what program can i use to format it or is there a way..
Posts98Registration dateWednesday January 21, 2015StatusMemberLast seenMarch 28, 201724 Sep 11, 2015 at 01:31 AM
The reason this happens is because the drive may be faulty. This could also happen if you remove the external drive without using the Safely Remove Hardware option.You could restart your computer and try using a different USB Port and see if it work. Else using a recovery software would help you