Question about Maxtor OneTouch II external hard drive 500GB 7,200 RPM - FireWire & USB (E04W500)

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EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE WAS 500GB BUT COMPUTER SAYS IT NEEDS FORMATING AS I ALREADY HAVE DATA ON THIS DRIVE WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW

I have been using this External drive for six weeks now but of yesterday my computer now tells me that it needs formatting. As I have data on this disk IE Music and photos I am reluctant to do so. also the drive address changes.

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    I Have a laptop Connected to an external drive. This is useful Not only for storing large memory
    data files like music and photos, but also extends your virtual memory. The problem I had to begin with
    was the the new hardware and the laptop CPU recognizing the new hard drive. To start with I would plug in and switch on the hard drive and the laptop would recognize and label new drive as drive 'G' for example. However when the laptop is switched off and then on again when the drive is still connected for some reason the new drive is lost.
    Somehow after noticing this snag and by way of unplugging and replugging the drive all worked well.
    Oddly enough, and I don't Know if updates may have been involved, but the hard drive is now established as a member of my Laptop family with with printers, camera's mobile phones and stuff all chirping contentedly with one another.
    And we all lived happily ever after until the next problem came and rained on our parade.

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Try unplug all other usb devices, reboot and plug only the hard drive and see what happen

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