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Suddenly my Iomega 1tb stopped working and i started getting a message saying that I needed to format it. When I treid to format it, I got a error message saying "Windows cant format.Check to see that the disk and drive are connected properly, make sure that the disk is not read-only, and then try again. For More information search help for read-only files and how to change them." and (Drive not accessible. Data error (cyclic redundancy check)" I don't know what to do to fix the drive so that I can use it again.

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Have you tryed chkdsk in the command prompt, goto command prompt and type CHKDSK F: /F and press enter, this is a tool that checks your drives for any errors and hopfully should resolve any problems, rather than formating it and loosing everything on the drive.
Also have you tryed setting up the usb for mass storage in the bios somtimes there is a setting for this in the bios, or try setiing it back to factory defaults and see if that works.
The only other option would be to update your usb 2.0 driver in device manager in the properties of my computer icon on the desktop. hope this helps in some way and post back what happens.

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