You need to format the disk in drive G: before you can

February 10, 2013 at 16:10:06
Specs: Windows 7
hello,this is my story:
1.i have a wd external dard disc(i formatted it from fat32 to day i could not "see" some folders so i decided to run chkdsk.When it finished it is said that everything was ok and i used it normally.
2.then i had often connections and disconnections of it and suddenly i get a message "You need to format the disk in drive G: before you can use it". I tried to connect it via other usb ports but i got the same is flashing,i can hear the connection sound and i opened disc managment.There i can see it as disc 1 primary partion (dark blue colour).But i didn't watch it on my computer.
3.i restarted then my pc and when i go to discc managment it disappeared but i can find it to device manager as mass storage.the hd still flashing.
what sould i do right now?

ps:i have a netbook running windows 7 starter.when i tried to connect it to my macbook pro,i can't "see" it at all
thank you in advace and sorry for my english

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February 10, 2013 at 23:50:08
Try using TestDisk to repair the Master File Table on your external drive:

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February 11, 2013 at 01:35:29
ok,i'll try ithope not to loose any files.

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February 11, 2013 at 20:49:01
Note that when it was FAT32 it could be used also with a Mac but now it is NTFS, it cannot. As long as it is NTFS, it is good for Windows and Linux, but not the Mac (unless there has been a recent change in this).

Are you always remembering to use the 'Safely Remove Hardware' feature before unplugging it? If not, then that may be why you are having trouble.

I hope that Phil's suggestion helps. I would be interested in saving that information if it does.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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February 18, 2013 at 03:59:07
i have tried this but it worked for 2 days.Now i have the same problem.
Is it time for me to buy a new hhd?

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February 18, 2013 at 04:01:47
i can only read my files on NFTS with my mac and not write.Yes,i do always safely reomove my hhd before i eject it.

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