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Windows 7: External HD wants to format

12 Mar 2015   #31
jumanji

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Glad you got it sorted out.

I was waiting for your screenshot and after seeing that I would have advised a complete zero wipe for that is the only thing we had left out. And for that I was contemplating using WD Datalifeguard Diagnostics for DOS for it would also check your drive and then write zeroes. Perhaps we should have done that in the first instance after you had successfully recovered the data instead of going to Partition Wizard to delete/ format it. We are also learning our lessons.

Now that it works in Windows use Datalifeguard Diagnostics for Windows and run Short Test and Long tests. If nothing else, it should boost your confidence that everything is fine and help use the HDD without any worries of the past.

Happy ending to an interesting thread and well done.

EDIT: You may mark this thread as solved if you have nothing else to continue.


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