I have a Dell external hard disk and when I plug it in it shows the disk name alone and nothing more and when tried to open it, it's asking for format. How should I recover my data before formatting??? Can I do the recovery on a Linux based system??
my widows 8.0 is unable to display my external hard disk which has important files and works well on Mac! I know Windows uses the NTFS formatting which is "more secure" and for the ext. hard disk to work on both, I need to format it as NTFS but I have important files on the hard disk which I want to copy on the windows machine and it's not even displaying on "Computer".
I started formatting my hard disc yesterday at 20:00. It is still running but sooo slow. Now is at 9%. I know that my hard disk is damaged so i suppose that it need a lot of time to format, but 14 hours for 9% is unbelievable for me. What can I do? Can I cancel formatting and try to install another OS, maybe Linux? Now I am trying to install Windows XP SP 3.
I have a hard disk which currently has Windows 8.1.
I've ordered a new SSD hard disk and I want to (clean)install Windows 8.1 x64 in it.
The old hard disk will be formatted - I just want to keep about 160 GB of data from it.
The problem is that I don't have a (third) external hard disk to simply copy the files in it.
What I've thought to do is to create an extra partition in the old hard disk
I want to partition and format my 3TB wdbacw0030hnk-01 western digital external hard drive. I want to partition the drive to at least 2 partitions, one being 500gb (512,000 MB) and the rest to 2TB (2,048,000 MB). I want the 500 GB partition formatted to Fat32, if not both partitions. I am running windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. How do i do this, and what software can i use.
I've a 1 terabyte WD external hard drive and there are images of Linux OS on it, is there any way to boot them from this external drive without formatting all 1 terabyte space?(there are many file within it and I don't want to format it.)
Currently my external hard drive is formatted NTFS and encrypted with Truecrypt, as I formerly had a Windows PC.
NTFS between Linux and Windows worked fine.
Now I have a Macbook, where I installed NTFS-3G.
However writing files from Mac to a NTFS drive seems slower than from Windows/Linux.
So my question is disregarding Windows compatibility (keep separate partition in NTFS), what hard drive form
My hard drive was NTFS and ubuntu *11.10* claimed it was read only, so i formatted on windows to Exfat and ubuntu cant mount it at all, how do i format it to make sure it works on linux? by the way im not a command line expert if your going to use that... so please dont question me with all of this....
Now I can't access it in windows without it telling me to format it. I have data on it and don't want to lose it. I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and it's happened today on my external hard drive and a 16GB flash drive. The flash drive wasn't important and I got it back after changing some drive letters and quick formatting it, but I don't wanna lose the info on my HD.