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Windows 7: "you need to format the HDD before you can use it" HDD ADATA CH94

19 Jan 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
"you need to format the HDD before you can use it" HDD ADATA CH94

I have a problem. Yesterday i took my HDD, and copied some movies from my friends laptop. I copied around 19 GB worth of data on it. Then removed that HDD and placed it aside. Then remembered a few minutes later that i wanted to copy something else, so i plugged it in and suddenly i got "Need to format drive G: before you use it". I thought oh shit that error again. Because before i used to get that, but then i plug it in another computer (usually my own) and boom it works again. But now, i got back home and plugged it in but still i get the same message. I tried it on my brother's computer and my sisters as well. I still get the same error.

What i think what the problem might be is that the boot sector might be corrupted. Anyone has an idea of how to fix this damn problem? There is no way i will format my HDD, cause i have over 250 GB worth of data that i cannot afford to loose again (i had another HDD in the past that got fried - god knows how - and i lost 350 something GB that i was not able to recover back). The data is not backed up since my shitty computer cannot contain all of the info.

I tried to google the problem and nothing helped. I still didn't try the boot sector recovery thing cause i want to leave that option to the end, since i do not want to risk loosing all my data.


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20 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Please post the screenshot of the Windows Disk Management with the external drive in question plugged in. Let us see how it presents itself in it.

On any count do not run chkdsk now.
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 "you need to format the HDD before you can use it" HDD ADATA CH94

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