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Yesterday it was working very well but today its showing message, u need to format the disk before use it
If you do not need the data then you can format it. But if you do need the data _do not_ format it.
If you google around you can find recovery software that can help. Or consider an online data recovery service that will do all the work for you like http://FreeDataRecovery.us
Posted on Jan 09, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The problem is that your powerbook G4 does not provide enough power to your 160gb passport HD. This does not happens to the new Macs with intel inside.
There are several ways to fix it:
1) Go to West Digital Website and buy a "Power Buster Cable USB" (that connect your 2 USB ports to your passport HD in order to provide more power). I think that it costs 10$. This is the link: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/accessories.asp?ProdID=170
2) The other solution is easier. If you have an external USB hard drive with two USB ports, or a DVD/CD burner with two usb ports, you can pug your passport in one of the ports while the other HD or DVD/CD burner is connected to you PowerBook. You will be able to see and use your q60gb Passport HD.
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
Sometimes drives fail to spin up. they normally whine a little. Can you hear it spinning? If not bump it as if to try spinning it. If the drive spins up, get all of your data off ASAP.
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
The problem you're having is not at all uncommon. The external drive may simply have been disconnected improperly or may have experience a small power surge while it was writing files.
The files on the drive are most likely still retrievable should you need them. If you already have copies of all of them you can simply reformat the drive and recopy them to it. If you do not have copies, whatever you do, do not format the drive.
Assuming the damage is logical(lost the partition table), your files should be recoverable through a relatively inexpensive data recovery process. Should the drive turn out to actually be failing they are likely still recoverable but this tends to be more expensive.
There are a lot of good companies that can handle this type of recovery. The one I often use for my clients it Armor-IT Data Recovery. Although they have recently gone private(gov't contracts) you can still find them by searching the above on google and they still do private work out of Canada, they just don't advertise anymore.
Hope this helps FixYa
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
you may have a FAT32/NTFS format problem between your wd500 and your pc. or differently formatted partitions. right click on their device letters on 'my computer' and look at 'properties'. should tell you how they're formatted and # of partitions, etc.
just a guess!
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
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