USB Hard Disk - prompted to format

May 2, 2011 at 19:55:06
Specs: Windows XP
when i plugged in my 3.5" external hard disk to retrieve some data . it prompted me to format it.

How should i bypass this? i cant possibly format it as there are data within

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May 2, 2011 at 20:17:21
The usual cause of that happening is improper removal of the drive. You should use the safely remove icon in the tray to disconnect the drive before unplugging or switching off.

Look for the external in Windows Disk management and post back all the information listed there for that drive.

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