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MY Zip750 USB asks for formatting, will it destroy data if I format?

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Yes it will destroy every data on that disk.

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Insert the drive into your PC's USB port.

Open up "My Computer" and locate the USB drive in the list of drives.

Right click on the USB Drive and select "format" from the list of options that appear.

A Quick FAT32 Format is more or less all thats needed.

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You'll need to format it, although if they really wanted to see what data you had they'd still be able to recover it. The only way to make sure they can't is to destroy the hard drive, but formating should be ok unless you have sensitive data on there eg. customer info. Even then it's more to obey data protection laws because very few people will want to try to recover the data.

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2. When the computer first comes on press f12 to bring up the boot menu,
3. Select the cd/dvd drive.
4. Follow instructions on screen.
5. Before reinstalling the OS, format the drive to remove the data.
6. Install OS, by following instructions on screen.

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I guess you are using it thru USB...
This is a general issue with all external devices connected thru USB, many times the USB reacts to an external device as though they dont exist.

The best solution is to shutdown the PC remove the device from the external USB port clean the connection, the USB cable connector, USB port etc and reconnect.

This situation could also happen if you have dropped the device, any little shake/**** could make changes to the internal system of the disk.

Try using a different USB cable to connect it to the PC

My personal experience is..... USB devices should be used sparingly and for things that are not critical like (MP3, mobile, camera etc) I rarely use external harddrive thru USB, never to store critical data.....an issue ever with the disk the data is almost gone unless it's recovered by an hardware expert after opening the drive and thru special system/data recovery devices.
The last option is to format it again, many times my MP3 player has been funny and gave me similar read issue and I had to format it many times to be read again by the PC, so i learnt a leason from that......never to connect a harddisk from USB, it's better to have larger harddisk inside the PC and use some DVD disks to carry your critical data to the place of work....(they cost less also) if they fail just throw them and use a new DVD disk

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try 2 get a software caller get data back. format your flashdrive and retrieve back the data using that software. software is readily available on torrent site just download it. t.y.

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Wiped all files


Formatting a drive is not a complete loss. When you format a drive you wipe out the File Allocation Table (Hard Drive Index) and the data is mostly still in tact as long as nothing writes to the drive after the format.

The problem here is that you didn't just format your drive. You ran the system restore which means you formatted your drive, then wrote the factory defaults to your drive completely destroyed the data on your drive.

I can't offer your a solution for your data. I can offer you a solution that will prevent this from happening in the future.
Pick up an external USP hard drive. They have come down considerably in price now a days and for Around 70 to 200 dollars you can get a real nice drive. You want something between 200GB to 1TB.

Put your files on that external drive. If your computer blows up and you have to reformat, your files will be there after you recover your PC and replug in your drive.

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