Hard disk backup

By bloodblade
Feb 24, 2009
  1. When i was trying to make boot usb stick, i insert the usb stick but the program for that used my external hard disk (which is also connected through usb) to make boot disk! I cannot now enter the external hard disk and i'm getting message that i need to format it. How can I restore my data from it? What is the best program?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Sounds as if you may have removed the USB device before the process was complete.

    First, shut down, then remove the USB device.

    Attempt a reboot, then use your Windows disk to repair windows in the R mode... but do not let it try to change the partition or to reformat...

    You might want to read up on Repair Mode in the Microsoft Knowledge base, but if done properly, you should be able to recover everything on the hard drive.

    You will, however, have a very difficult time repairing the USB device.
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