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Buffalo 1 TB external hard drive not working

The hard drive was working fine until recently. I was watching a movie, the movie froze and the computer was being a little slow so i just restarted it through Windows. When i started the laptop up again, nothing on the hard drive. It shows up in disk management and device manager but when i try to open the hard drive, it says the drive isn't formatted and asks if i would like to format it now. Any help would be appreciated as I've got about 300gb of stuff to get back! thanks

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  • siborg69 Jan 30, 2009

    yeah i tried plugging it into another computer, same thing. decided to just format the drive.....wasnt prepared to pay the money to get the data retrieved. i only had movies and games on there which i can get again. and i had got hard copies of all the pics i really wanted....so think im just gonna format it later on

  • Peter Steiert
    Peter Steiert May 11, 2010

    Have you tried plugging the EHD into a different computer to retrieve the data?

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Maybe it cause of virus in your HDD and damaged your HDD.. you have no choice. try to format it again.. ^^

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