Question about Western Digital Passport WDXML800UE (WDXML800UETE) 80 GB Hard Drive

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Formatting HD i dont need

My Western Digital HD 500GB passport edition has been recently got a problem. When i click 2 of the partitions i gets the message ''the disk in the drive X is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?'', the most worse is this partition happens to be where my important files are stored. My laptop also seems to be very slow particularly worse when i connect HD.Help me get rid of this message and access my HD or retreat the files.
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  • dahn May 21, 2009

    Hi,

    I am currently in India, Kerala. I googled about the problem, downloaded a software called test disk and to be frank, have no idea how to use it, and don't want a further damage.
    Thanks for responding.


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    Chris May 11, 2010

    Hi,



    It sounds like you have damaged Partition tables or MFT's, either can be resolved fairly easily although usually requiring the purchase of additional software or the help of a Pro.



    Comment back here with your Region(Europe,Africas, North America, etc) and I will pass on some recommendations





    Chris

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Sounds like a wise decision, Even testing a disk often involves writing to the currently "empty" space and as your files are in a region that is currently "empty" it could overwrite them.

My favorite facility is actually in Canada, Called Armor-IT Data Recovery(they're in our FixYa Directory for all the US states), I can get you contact info if you want to try them, as for India try http://www.diskdoctorsindia.com/ You can launch a case and get a quote right from their webpage. They are located in Bangalore.

Any other questions or info, add a comment and I'll do my best to help out.

Chris

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