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Can't access external hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bjc90278, Sep 9, 2004.

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    bjc90278 Thread Starter

    Jan 15, 2001
    I have a 40 gig external hard drive which I use for backing up some of my files. I use the "Second Copy" program to automatically backup certain files. It seems the external hard drive filled up without my realizing it and now it will not open.

    When I attempt to open it I get a message which says: "Disk G is not formatted - do you want to format it now?"

    I've tried disconnecting it from the power source and usb connection and then reconnecting, but it still doesn't allow me to open it.

    When I go to properties for the external drive, it shows it is full on the pie chart but shows 0 bytes.

    Any suggestions?
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