Extrenal hard drive problems

Extrenal hard drive problems

Post by Uwe Siebe » Wed, 21 Jun 2006 18:55:37




> I have an old Sony Vaio notebook that had been having problems, one of which
> is it only has an 8 gig hard drive, so I bought an external hard drive and
> had been using it for a few months.  Problems with viruses convinced me to
> dump all of my important files onto the external drive and then use the
> system restore cds to completely wipe my computer and reinstall windows XP.  
> Now when i try to open this plug-and-play hard drive, it says the drive is
> not formatted.  I am a photography student and most of my work is saved on
> this drive.  How can I access it with out formatting?

Try it on another computer first. If this fails, try to
grab your photos using a digital image recovery software
that scans for JPGs independent of the file system like
this:
http://www.z-a-recovery.com/digital-image-recovery.htm

Uwe