Question about Verbatim SmartDisk Firelite Portable USB 2.0 250GB GO 5400 rpm/tpm 250 GB Hard Drive
My laptop (Window XP) stopped recognizing my Verbatim drive all of a sudden. Whenever I click it a message pops up saying that this drive is not formated and suggests to format it. Please help as I am on a mission and have valuable data on my memory stick.
Thanks in advance.
The dread "drive not formatted" error message generally indicates hard disk problems. This can occur for many different reasons including a computer virus, hard drive problem, power surge, or problems with the operating system. If you receive this type of error message, it is important that you act carefully to keep your important data safe.
1. Do NOT click "Yes" to format the drive in case that the formatting process makes things worse.
2. Do NOT attempt to write anything new on this hard drive in case of any data loss.
3. Download data recovery software to help you. There are many data recovery tools out there. But, no all of them could be efficient and useful enough. You should pay much attention to opt for a proper one.
So, if you are interested, you can firstly try a hard drive data recovery freeware:
It always can thoroughly scan a hard drive and do its utmost to restore all scanned data back successfully.
Here is some detailed information of this freeware:
4. Do not save or back up all the restored data on the same hard drive in case of any data loss.
5. After the data recovery process, simply format this drive to see whether it can work functionally as before.
In the future, you should learn a lesson to be more careful about your data and always back it up well.
Posted on Dec 25, 2013
It is possible to recover formatted memory card only when you don't save any data to the formatted memory card. Because when you format memory card, the data remains there but the space it occupies is made available. So after the first format, you'll be able to carry out formatted memory card recovery with a near 100% success. But once new data is written to memory card, the chance of full memory card recovery will become less.
Hope you recover smoothly.
Posted on Jun 26, 2013
You can try your USB Drive on a Another PC. If it’s the same issue then I am afraid that you have a faulty USB Drive. You have no other option but to format the drive. You might be able to use a recovery software & try to retrieve the data. Recovery software are bit expensive & cannot guarantee a complete data recovery
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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