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Can't open My WD Mybook Home edition 500 GB External Hardrive

I'm using Windows XP Pro.& My WD Mybook Home Edition External 500 GB drive was working perfectly. Now, my system is prompting me with the option of formating which would delete all of my files. Is there a way to get around/fix this problem. Software maybe?

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  • hoyte02 Jan 19, 2009

    my hd was working fine and now i tried to open it and it says the drive is not formatted and if i format it i will lose all my files how doi fix this

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    Arora Singh Mar 08, 2014

    use chkdsk programe it can help you

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Use chk dsk , and r studio trial version it can help you

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Sounds like the hard drive is failing... i suggest you find yourself a data recovery program soon

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