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Error: The Disk Is Not Formatted. Format The Disk?


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#1 drumset

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 11:16 AM

Suddenly my pc has started not to read my secondary hard drive, my external usb Lacie Hard drive, all others usb memory pens and all cdrom inserted in both the cd drive i have

The message I get is: "The disk [drive letter] is not formatted. Format the disk?". (I get that in italian, but that should be the exact translation).

BUT if I move my Lacie usb external hard drive, USB pens or CDROM to another Pc, they will be read perfectly. Then it is not a problem of the drives.

Note that I have a usb wireless mouse and it works, and also my adsl usb modem works, so it can't be a general USB problem.

OS: Win 2000 service pack 4
AMD ATHLON XP 1800+

Let me know if you need more informations.
Thanks in advance,
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 07:59 AM

Go to Start...Run...and type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Are there any red x's or yellow !'s shown? If so, this is likely a motherboard/chipset driver issue. To "fix" it, just install the latest updated drivers for your motherboard/chipset from the manufacturer's website.

Let us know how this works for you - we'll have plenty of other suggestions if it doesn't!
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 06:24 PM

Usasma, thanks for your advice.
I've done what you say but i have no red x or yellow ! in that panel...
Any other advice?
Otherwise i'm lost...
Please help me
Paolo

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 08:19 PM

First step is to try this free, online scan: http://safety.live.com/ Let us know what it finds.
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Posted 25 December 2007 - 12:20 PM

I am having this same issue. My external drive is recognized fine by other computers, but not by my main machine, which says it needs to be formatted.

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 01:22 PM

P.S. - It shows up fine on another computer, so it seems to be specific to this computer.

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 01:41 PM

Check the jumper settings?

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 02:25 PM

Wouldn't jumper settings only be applicable for an internal drive? This is an external USB drive. It says it needs to be formatted on my main machine, but if I hook it up to another laptop, it shows up fine. It's not recognizing the FAT32 information for some reason.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 09:39 PM

Hi,

I'm having this same exact problem. I'm running on Window Vista Home Premium 32 bit. My computer won't allow me to use any of my USB ports. I'm asked to "Format the Disk" whereas the flash drives work fine on all other computers. What can I do to fix this besides a system reformat?

Thank you in advance for any help.




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