I have an external hard drive which worked fine and it is my backup harddrive. There are also some files on it that I would really want to keep. It's a 400GB Freecom drive in FAT32.
All of a sudden, after not using my HDD for a week or 6, a message pops up with: "You need to format your disk in drive X".
I tried a couple of solutions that I found, but they give different results:
sfc /scannowin the command line tells me that everything is fine. All drives work great.
- I checked 'Disk Management' and deleted the hard drive letter and added it to another one. Didn't help.
- I checked the hard drive on another PC, same message.
- I did a Deep Search in Recuva. It only returned 50 mb of files.
- I ran an analyse in TestDisk. It returned that there are no partitions found on the hard drive. 'Disk Management' does say that there is one primary partition.
Did I do something to my HDD in the meantime? No, it was just laying in a clean drawer. Could somebody please tell me what is wrong with my external HDD?