Windows keeps saying external drive needs reformatting?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by trailboss, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. trailboss

    trailboss Guest

    Hey all, My machine has a P4B533, and I have a buddies USB external
    harddrive, the thing is formatted already, but when put on any 2K/XP
    machine, we cant access it as windoze says it needs to be
    formatted...obviously that would wipe out the contents (which ARE, in fact,
    his backup!)

    Any ideas on how to access that drive without formatting? doesnt matter
    where I try it (he has asus board too, plus I tried on 3 other
    boards)...wierd...
     
    trailboss, Apr 30, 2005
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  2. trailboss

    Mistoffolees Guest

    trailboss wrote:

    > Hey all, My machine has a P4B533, and I have a buddies USB external
    > harddrive, the thing is formatted already, but when put on any 2K/XP
    > machine, we cant access it as windoze says it needs to be
    > formatted...obviously that would wipe out the contents (which ARE, in fact,
    > his backup!)
    >
    > Any ideas on how to access that drive without formatting? doesnt matter
    > where I try it (he has asus board too, plus I tried on 3 other
    > boards)...wierd...
    >
    >


    Connecting directly to the computer, preferably through
    the back USB ports, or through a hub? For the latter, does
    it have its own power?
     
    Mistoffolees, May 1, 2005
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  3. trailboss

    trailboss Guest

    Through the various usb ports native to the board, yes it has an external
    power supply...wierd...thanks for the reply!


    "Mistoffolees" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > trailboss wrote:
    >
    >> Hey all, My machine has a P4B533, and I have a buddies USB external
    >> harddrive, the thing is formatted already, but when put on any 2K/XP
    >> machine, we cant access it as windoze says it needs to be
    >> formatted...obviously that would wipe out the contents (which ARE, in
    >> fact, his backup!)
    >>
    >> Any ideas on how to access that drive without formatting? doesnt matter
    >> where I try it (he has asus board too, plus I tried on 3 other
    >> boards)...wierd...

    >
    > Connecting directly to the computer, preferably through
    > the back USB ports, or through a hub? For the latter, does
    > it have its own power?
    >
     
    trailboss, May 1, 2005
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