Can't open drive keep say format

February 27, 2009 at 05:43:17
Specs: Windows XP media, 1GB

Hi. I am trying to open a drive I have connected to my PC
but when i click on it it keeps asking The Disk in drive F is
not formated. Do you want to format now? Well No of
corse I don't Im trying to backup files on it. O ps Its a hard

So how do I open without format?


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February 27, 2009 at 05:59:52

Right click on it and click open. If you get the same error , open a command prompt and type the letter of the drive: For example d: and press enter. If it goes to the drive run dir/p and press enter. If it lists the files copy them to another drive:

copy *.* f: or whatever the other drive is.

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February 27, 2009 at 06:10:59

hi does not work it says The volume does not contain a recognized
file system. Please make sure that all required file system drivers
are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted.?

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February 27, 2009 at 06:59:19

The drive is either corrupt or it is not a windows file system. You maybe able to use a boot disk to recover your files.

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February 27, 2009 at 07:55:25

I should say that there are 2 drives which had with what I think is
called RAID (they only show up as one hard drive of 640GB instead
of 2 of 320GB). but i dont know what order they are in. 1 of the hard
drives has a red sticker on it?

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February 27, 2009 at 16:35:15

Is it RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5?
You might want to disconnect one of them and see if you can open the other.

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February 27, 2009 at 17:49:21

I dont know whatever come with the pc. Yes only one shows when i
connect them individually.

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February 27, 2009 at 19:32:37

Can the drive(s) be opened when only one is connected?

I never knew that OEMs came with RAID unless you bought it second hand.

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March 7, 2009 at 06:45:29

Hi. NNo it was brand new :) Packard Bell do funny things. anyway I wiped the hard drives and Found a Backup I had made a few days before with norton ghost in my external hard drive :)

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March 7, 2009 at 17:18:35

So all is well now?

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