External Hard Drive Not Formatted Error fix to recover data with external hard drive data recovery software in Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows XP due to External Hard Drive need to format, not recognized, not working, not showing up, power failure, logical damaged, not detected in bios.
Many people have the same problem External Hard Drive Not Formatted Error: it says the drive is not formatted and asks “do you want to format it”.
External hard disk drives (Transcend, LaCie, Buffalo, Adata, Toshiba, Seagate, WD, etc.) are usually available as pre-assembled integrated products, but may be also assembled by combining an external enclosure (with USB or other interface) with a separately purchased drive. They are available in 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch sizes; 2.5-inch variants are typically called portable external drives, while 3.5-inch variants are referred to as desktop external drives. “Portable” drives are packaged in smaller and lighter enclosures than the “desktop” drives; additionally, “portable” drives use power provided by the USB connection, while “desktop” drives require external power bricks.
External Hard Drive Not Formatted Error reasons:
External hard disk file system damaged or External hard disk file system becomes raw. External hard disk partition damaged or External hard disk partition table damaged, External hard disk became raw or unformatted or unallocated, unknown partition, unpartitioned.External hard disk says raw, says i need to format it, says not initialized.The old External hard drive wear, or hard disk internal logic failure.External hard drive physical damaged.Other hardware and software failure.
When encountered External Hard Drive Not Formatted Error, first you can try to plug it into a different USB port or plug it into another computer. Sometimes it works., A corrupt or missing boot sector will cause such kind of problem. Every External Hard Drive and hard disk need to be formatted to prepare the media for use with a particular file system. In this case, this not formatted error usually happens when your disk hasn’t been prepared for use with your OS or it has been damaged and the data can no longer be read.
What ever, to reformat the external hard drive is very easy, but you need to recover data from not formatted error external hard drive before you reformat it.
How to use Aid file recovery software to recover data from Not Formatted Error external hard drive?
Use “Recover partition” to recover data from corrupted external hard drive partition changed or damaged or deleted.
Use “Full Scan” to recover data from undetected hard disk after showing an error, display as raw file system, unformatted, unknown partition, unpartitioned, needs to be formatted.