actually. I decided I would boot up my machine then once it loaded plug the sata cable in. I clicked on disk management and now the drive is there, and it has a letter assigned to it now. However I click on the disk and it says it needs to be formatted.
Im running Vista.
I clicked on properties and found a "backup files" option from the tools tab . Now potentially my biggest issue is i need to get another terrabyte drive to backup all the files. Once I backup to another drive, and format this original drive. will 1234f be prompted during bootup?
It says RAW as file system in disk management
I just ran backup files- pictures only and was going to back the pictures on the drive only just to test whether or not the backup wouldwork, yet it still said the disk must be formatted first. When I click on the drive info it displays used spaces 0 bytes and free space 0 bytes.
Is their another freeware program I can use to find and backup whats on the disk, and well... to see that their firstly is still data on it.
Edited by Punkbus, 19 February 2011 - 09:48 PM.