Problem with my external hard drive

By gregblade
May 20, 2008
  1. Hi folks,
    Im currently using a Western Digital MyBook Pro 250 GB external hard drive as media storage to free up disc space on my Asus A6U Notebook.

    After my notebook crashed last night, I gave it time to correct itself but it didn't work. So I switched off the power supply and disconnected the USB devices etc.

    I then restarted the laptop and reconnected all the devices.

    I went to check everything was ok and to my horror when I try to open the external hard drive from "My Computer" it says " The Drive is not Formatted, Please format the drive".

    I formatted the drive when I bought it, and it has been working fine for 10 months, I had over 80gb of music and 1000's of photos.

    Any ideas to get it back? Without having to fork out for a data recovery firm?

    Any help will be greatly recieved!
  2. gregblade

    gregblade TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Its fixed!

    I took motions advice from anotherv thread and it worked a treat!
  3. Tzachitx

    Tzachitx TS Rookie

    I have a very similar problem, please could you tell me the thread you found the solution on?
  4. gregblade

    gregblade TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I cant remember the name. But I ran the diagnostic then downloaded a "Partition Table Docter 3.0. " After downloading the partition it took about 3 seconds to fix it!
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