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I have a maxtor external one touch 160g drive. I connect by usb cable and the computer has windows xp pro. Now my brother was going to use the computer and did not realize that the external drive was connected, so when he started the computer he tells me that it went to like a drive check and analyzing the maxtor external drive after this finishes the computer started correctly. Now when I connect or try to use the external drive it only says drive f not formatted do you want to format now. I can no format since this means I will lose what's in the disk. HOW CAN I GET THIS BACK TO NORMAL SO I CAN USE THE EXT DRIVE LIKE BEFORE??
Thanks a lot
to be honest I forgot to shut the drive down. Since I went to take a picture of a turtle that I found on my patio, I shut the computer but the drive attached was still on. It has a lot of information that I need to at least get out