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WD Passport : Computer asked me - out of the blue- if I wanted to format the external drive. I clicked no of course! Computer now recognises that there is an external hard drive attached but I can't find it on My Computer... does not work on other laptops either. Suspect that something is burnt out... Need to open the case and insert disc into caddy but can't open the case. is there hope? Is there a company int he Uk that could save the data?

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There likely are several in the UK, but a couple of the best priced ones are actually in Canada and India.

My personal fave is Armor-IT Data Recovery in Canada, quick and reasonable prices.

Not sure what the shipping time is from UK but from France it was under 4 weeks delivered back to my clients door.

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I would try backing up any data you need to a PC it works with and then try formatting it with a full format not a quick format then try plugging it into a computer which it normally crashes with while it is still blank. If that is working copy your data back and see what happens. ...cheers from Scott

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Odd. Try this:
Connect the drive, don't bother formatting. Right click on My Computer (or just Computer from the Start Menu) and select manage. Click on Storage, Disk Management.
Look for the WD drive Right click on any existing partitions/volumes on that drive and delete them. Right click again and select Create partition (something like that, I don't have a drive to play with in front of me). Accept all the defaults but don't select quick format. Let it do a full format!
If, after all that, you still get that error, it might be the drive failing and you'll want to contact WD for a replacement if it's under warranty. If not, you can get another 250+G drive and swap it out yourself. :)

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Hi and welcome khaksh ,
Connect your passport to your lap .
Let your antivirus full scan the content of it .
Complete the scan with MalwareBytes , a powerfull malware killer :
http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html
To completely finish the job , have the content of your lap fully scanned by both applications .
When you are shure both pc and passport are virus free , try accessing locked files as administrator .
I hope this will help you .
Best regards ,

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Plug In your Hard disk. Look the removable drive in the My Computer. Right Click it and Select Format. Or Right Click My Computer -> Manage. Select Storage and look for your drive and format it.
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Run Chkdsk on the passport. To do it follow the steps.

Run the "Command Prompt" as am Administrator.
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