unable to acess hard drive

  lindamay 09:07 17 Oct 2011
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have an external hard drive that asks me to format when i connect it but if i do this i will lose all my saved data and holiday snaps i have 2 pc one running xp and one running windows 7 previously the drive worked with both can any one suggest a solution

Thanks

Linda May

  lindamay 10:06 17 Oct 2011

should have added that before this problem i shut the pc down with the external drive still running

  Terry Brown 10:23 17 Oct 2011

It sounds is if you have corrupted the drive, use a program like RECUVER (free) to recover the files onto another drive, then format it.

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

Terry

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:23 17 Oct 2011

You will have corrupted the Partition Table

Use test disk download link and instructions on how to recover your data here follow the post from Maq.H

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