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WD 500MB is recognized and I can access most folders, but others give me DRIVE MUST BE FORMATTED message. ANy ideas what could cause this? Everything was fine just a week ago.

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Most likely drive has some bad sectors and it's quite possible that it could die very soon. First of all backup all files you can. Then try to use some data recovery software to scan the drive for lost folders and save found files.

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