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When I connect my hard drive - its asking me to format the disk

I have all my back ups on this hard drive i cannot re-format the disk I would loose everything. This hard drive was working fine until today.

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HI. you are right DO NOT FORMAT!. First try removing the hard drive from the case and connect it to another computer to make sure it's not the hard drive. Also try other computers and other Operating Systems, Linux, Mac. If you have a friend with a mac (everybody knows one) try using the other interfaces - connect it via USB or Firewire, or eSATA on Mac and Windows. I had many issues like this and I was able to recover the data of Windows using Mac and viceversa. I hope this helps and don't forget to rate and give positive feedback for our free support today. Thank you :D

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