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When connecting my external hard disk bufflo hd ce640u2, the operating system windowsXp says the the hard needs to be formatted but when I connect it to Linux (fedora 8) the operating system can see one folder stored on the hard. please, how can I retrive the stored folders on my hard drive

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You could run the check disk utility
click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive or
click start control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer
or During the boot process you will see on the screen to press delete to enter setup
Press and hold delete during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

you could do either of these thigs first
hope this helps

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