The disk in drive F is not formatted. Do you want to format it now II ?

By DriveHard
Sep 9, 2007
  1. I really wanted to reply to the original post of "The disk in drive F is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" but I guess it was too old (2005). By the way the drive letter has nothing to do with this problem. ALSO: in my case this is regarding a DATA drive NOT an OS Drive! (read on)

    For those who are still have partition problems here is a pretty good resource I found thanks to 'dinoyiyoeltopo' from the first post.

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    [ ] Seems to have an excellent (still un-tested by me) and FREE app to download called 'testdisk'.

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    AND if it works as well as I expect... we should all donate $5 to help the site and the guy continue the good work!

    (I have a 160 GB Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9ATA/133 HDD Made in Singapore on 08SEP2003. With a BAD NTFS partition table that windows keeps asking me if I want to re-format the drive... No I don't want to blow all my data thank you very much... SO if 'Testdisk' fixes my problem I will post the results here and be donating for sure!)

  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Did you try and fix the partition using the Maxtor/Seagate tools?
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