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''you need to format the disk K: before you can use it ''

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  • Started 1 year ago by nav
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nav
Posts: 23

This is what i get why i plug in my hard-disk

Please help
thnks

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Posts: 6298

Does it work on any other computer?

Do you try to format it?

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
Posts: 10945

nav, is it a new disk? With no data on it?
Are you referring to a real HDD or a flash drive.

If so then format it.

Mike

Posted 1 year ago
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nav
Posts: 23

@Xhi- I haven't got any other computer here :(

@Vistamike- It is not new otherwise i would have done it already, HDD

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Xhi
Posts: 6298

You need to find a friend or neighbor who will let you check it. If it does not work on another computer then it may be damaged and need reformatting. This would be a first step in trouble shooting this problem.

Typically, however this indicates that the disk has been damaged and can not be read.

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

This is an external disk ?

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nav
Posts: 23

oh Lord... but it was working fine before :(

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nav
Posts: 23

Affirm -External

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Can you take it out of the case, and try an IDE/SATA to USB adaptor.

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nav
Posts: 23

still the same :(

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vistamike
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'@Vistamike- It is not new otherwise i would have done it already, HDD '

I asked for confirmation only....

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nav
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@Vistamike- alright Sir

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G41M
Posts: 902

The fact that a drive letter is assigned (K:), the file system maybe corrupted. If do not have important file in there, just format it. If you have important files in there, try to recover them with Recuva before you format the drive.

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