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PROBLEMS WITH MY WD BOOK

WELL I BOUGHT THE WD BOOK LIKE A MONTH AGO, BUT TODAY I JUST STARTED HAVING A PROBLEM WITH IT I TRIED TO DOWNLOAD SOME OF THE PICTURE THAT I HAVE IN MY WD BOOK BUT WHEN I TRIED TO THE COMPUTER POP IT A WINDOW SAYING THAT THE DISK IS NOT FORMAT AND I CANT OPEN MY FILES WHAT CAN I DO? PLEASE ALL MY WORK IS THIS WD BOOK

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Hi, This post might be of some help/idea... http://www.fixya.com/support/t191153-device_recognized The only difference is your model uses Western Digital and not Seagate. Yours can still be recognized but Windows consider it non-formatted. First try a data recovery software and another storage medium where you can copy the files if you're successful in the recovery. Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Sep 01, 2007

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    Louie Role Sep 01, 2007

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    Being relatively new, you of course should claim for a replacement, again after you have copied/recovered whatever files you need.

    Post back how things are or should you need further information.

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