Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetOther - Computers · 2 months ago

Error: You need to format the disk In drive before you can use It.?

There are tons of important files stored on the faulty disk. What can I do to address the error other than formatting it?

5 Answers

  • 2 months ago
    Favourite answer

    See if this will help you.

        At the Start button, click Run.    Type “cmd” into the blank and hit Enter key.    Type “chkdsk n:/f into the Command Prompt window and then press the Enter button.    It will start repairing damaged files and you will see some of your filenames before it finally asks if you want to save lost chains into another location.

  • 2 months ago

    What sort of disk are you using?

  • 2 months ago

    File system is corrupted. Use chkdsk to repair it, as someone else provided that command to do the job.

    However if the partition itself got wanked, there is little you can do EXCEPT formatting it.

  • 2 months ago

    Do not format it.  That will destroy any information on it and make it unrecoverable.  You did not tell us what kind of a disk this is - hard drive, CD, DVD, usb memory stick, internal drive, external drive.  Each has different steps for recovering data off them.

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Use Recuva to recover your files. From the looks of it, you won't get everything. This is a good time to learn the value of back-ups.

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