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Windows 7: My External HDD alway demand formatted to access it

11 Feb 2014   #1
VeasnaYim

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My External HDD alway demand formatted to access it

Dear All,
I have one SATA HDD for Desktop and i bought an external box for it the purpose use for external.
My previouse box never demand formmat but the new one(second box) when i insert my HHD to that box, and plug into computer, the message always alert to format.

Could you let me know if any ways can help to access that hdd without format? because i have alot of important file over there.

P.S: my old box was crush.
Regards,


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11 Feb 2014   #2
Kaktussoft

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Post screenshot of disk management. what disk is the external HDD?
What if the HDD is not in that box .... it's readable without problems?
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11 Feb 2014   #3
VeasnaYim

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Disk Management Screenshoot

Hello Kaktussoft,
Thanks for your concerning:
Here is the screen shoot of that HDD in disk management.
The disk is external and never problem before i used my old box, but when i bought new box, the problem appear . I don't know what happen when i get into disk management, i saw my HDD split into two parts.
P.S: that HDD is just used for a couple months.
Thanks


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11 Feb 2014   #4
Kaktussoft

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Any idea why it's 232GB? Was it always about that size? It's a 2TB disk?
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11 Feb 2014   #5
Kaktussoft

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From Elevated Command Prompt
Code:
chkdsk/f  j:
What kind of errors? repaired? Errors about $MFT ?
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11 Feb 2014   #6
VeasnaYim

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Yeah, that HDD is 2TB, when i used with my old external box, it was working fine but i don't know why when i put it onto new external box,it appear like this.

The error, is when i try to access that HDD, it said, need to formatted
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11 Feb 2014   #7
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VeasnaYim View Post
Yeah, that HDD is 2TB, when i used with my old external box, it was working fine but i don't know why when i put it onto new external box,it appear like this.
J should be 2TB instead of 232GB so using all the space? Are you 100% sure?
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11 Feb 2014   #8
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VeasnaYim View Post
Yeah, that HDD is 2TB, when i used with my old external box, it was working fine but i don't know why when i put it onto new external box,it appear like this.

The error, is when i try to access that HDD, it said, need to formatted
Do #5 please
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11 Feb 2014   #9
VeasnaYim

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I am sure 100% that this hard disk , afew days a go it was 2TB and all my data over there, but why when i use new box, it's split two part like this.
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11 Feb 2014   #10
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VeasnaYim View Post
I am sure 100% that this hard disk , afew days a go it was 2TB and all my data over there, but why when i use new box, it's split two part like this.
Did the new box cause this???? Try without the new box. I think the problem is still there.
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