USB External Hard Drive Error. Files Lost. Now Telling Me That It Is Not Formatted - HELP PLEASE!!!
Posted on 2004-11-17
Hello Everyone! Need Help Please.
OS: Windows XP PRO (Ver 5.1, Service Pack 2, Build: 2600)
DELL PC ( 5 months old )
External USB Hardrive: PINE 80GB/7200 USB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE
I was working on a file located in this external hardrive. After I had printed a document - the file froze. I accessed the Windows Task Manager to see the running applications and see that what I was working on sated " Not Responding ".
So I "END TASK". When this was done all of these errors popped up and a window stating REPORT TO MICROSOFT..etc. and I clicked YES.
When everything closed and I tried to access my external hard drive.. it states now that the DRIVE IS NOT FORMATTED ... WOULD YOU LIKE TO FORMAT NOW?
Of course I did not.. knowing by formatting the drive will erase whatever files are inside.
I tried everything, from re-starting my computer, to system restore..etc. I even connected the hard drive on another computer I have and that one shows the files but all the folders are empty!
Please advise me on how to fix this and what I should do.
Please do help me... I have over a year worth of work that is inside and need it immediately.
Thank you in advance to anyone who answers my post.