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Error to Detect, hardisk must be formatted

I have external hard disk 2.5" SAMSUNG HM120JC with 120 GB. When I connected into my laptop/PC, this hard disk can be found as a local hard disk. Then i double clicked this drive (hard disk), my laptop/PC asked me to format it. In this case i need the data inside (117 GB). What should I do? I've tried to use some recovery softwares, but they didn't work. So what's wrong with my hard disk?

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The problem might not be with the HHD instead it could be your bios setup. you will have to download drivers for the bios of you laptop and install them in your operating system then try to access the hard-disk.

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