external hdd detected but not opening

October 16, 2011 at 05:41:52
Specs: Windows XP, intel P4 3.07gigahertz 1gbRAM
i have a 320gb toshiba ext hdd
i was writing a huge package file of 14gb
and now it responds very slowly
when i open it
asks for formatting
but shows that it cant be formatted

See More: external hdd detected but not opening

Report •

October 16, 2011 at 11:35:32
Was the external drive formatted FAT32? FAT32 file system has a 4GB file size limitation.

Look at the external in Windows Disk Management. Post all the information listed there for that drive.

Do you have files other than the 14GB that you need to retrieve?

Report •
Related Solutions

Ask Question