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Windows 7: Why does win 7 keep wanting to format hdd

11 Apr 2010   #1

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Why does win 7 keep wanting to format hdd


I when I plug in my external hdd into my windows machine I get a message telling me that need to fornat the drive. This is a bit strange since the drive works on other machines and sometimes even works on this one...

Any help much apppreciated...


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11 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

It sounds like either the USB port or drive itself is failing.

Try the drive in another port.
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12 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7

Yes but other things work fine, and its happening in all of the ports.. Could it be the drive mapping or something?
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12 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

I suggest updating your chipset and USB drivers.
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12 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Is the file system on your external hdd FAT32? In that case, try backing up the data on that drive and then format to NTFS with win7.
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