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I have a simple tech hard drive that was working fine now my computer wants me to reformat the disk what can i do to get my info back

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  • rfgilly Jul 14, 2009

    the computer says windows can't access it

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Scan your harddriver for errors
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Posted on Jul 13, 2009

  • Robert Nyilas
    Robert Nyilas Jul 14, 2009

    not good

    try to scan it in safe mode

    you have serious problems with that harddrive

    any important data?

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Reformatting a computer will reset it to the factor image, all data must be backed up or it WILL be lost. There are several reasons to reformat a hard drive. A few reasons include but are not limited to: driver issues, virus, cleaning up, getting rid of the computer, etc.

RECOVERY DISKS!
Every new windows 7 owner should know that the new computers are not supplied with recovery disks anymore. The manufacturer allows the user to create one set of disks upon the purchase of a new machine. It is important to create the disks early as driver issues and viruses may arise. In order to create recovery disks on windows 7 you want to click on the start menu. Next, type in recovery in the Start Search option area. Next, click on recovery disk creation and follow the process. It will require that you have about 3 dvds or about 7 cds to create the recovery disk.

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Reformatting your computer, save everything. You will loose all of your DATA.

I found this on the web. You can click on the link to see it more in view.
http://www.ehow.com/how_5039946_reformat-windows-vista-computer.html
Step 1 ATTENTION!

Reformatting a computer will reset it to the factor image, all data must be backed up or it WILL be lost. There are several reasons to reformat a hard drive. A few reasons include but are not limited to: driver issues, virus, cleaning up, getting rid of the computer, etc.

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- The car stereo 's USB port is not providing enough power for the drive to operate.
- Your car stereo may not support hard drive larger than a particular size. look at your manual to see what it supports

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