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Corrupted disk When I try to go into the f drive, it says that the disk is corrupted and unreadable, and won't even let me in. What do I need to do to fix this? Recently someone added a lot of files to my external hard drive from their desktop computer because they wanted to sweep their computer clean. They saved needed files by adding them to my hard drive so that they would later be able to remove the files from my drive and add them back to their computer. After the files were added to the drive, I attempted to connect and use it with my laptop, but it prompts me to format the drive before use. I know that if I do this, all information on my drive will be erased. This is not desired. I opened the command prompt for the drive and it said, "The volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted." I also opened the properties window of the drive and tried to check the volume for errors; however, it says that I must format the drive first. I don't know what to do at this point. I have important information on my drive that I do not want to erase if there is another possible solution that may resolve the problem. Please help.

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You cannot format your c drive while running an operating system. You will need a bootable disk to complete this such as your operating system disk that your going to load.

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