Audio-Data-Flashdrive wants to be formatted
After first steps to add an external usb-drive(not yet really finished) i attached again my flash-drive. suddenly it wants to be formatted. changing letter did not help to get access.
do i really have to format my WD my book essential? they say its ntfs-formatted.
Chkdsk it and it should be OK. Someone did not use safely remove and that messes things up.
But those things do have a limited life time. Lost a few myself.
1. at least data are saved. 2gb only.
2. i switched to data-only usb-stick, everything ok.
will check it on my second drive then 2nd pc.
Drive seems broken or must be formatted.
i have instructions how to run chkntfs and chkdsk which i do not really understand.
yes i understand but i dont know how.
i must run it on a partitioned drive(winxp-pc).
I could make it run but it says not possible to run on a raw-drive. or similar.
Insert flash drive, in My Computer, R-click it, seiect properties, tools tab, error checking which is a form of chkdsk.
Now should you select Format in the first r-click, You can format ot with NTFS or Fat32
The problem is not that i dont know how to format. Its how to save my data.
Recover my data.
maybe this will help: what means demo? hopefully timelimited only.
The mentioned program is for photo, video music-data only.
I made a scan and started recovery. it stopped at 7%.
Is there a good free data-recovery-tool?
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