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Old 02-02-2009
Joanne_123
 

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USB hard disk error: "You need to format the disk in drive F: ..."
I was using my USB hard disk for a word document when suddenly, I was unable
to save my file. When I double-clicked on the disk's icon in my computer, the
error message shows "You need to format the disk in drive F: before you can
use it". What should I do to solve this?
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Old 02-02-2009
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Re: USB hard disk error: "You need to format the disk in drive F: ..."

Joanne_123;956393 Wrote:
> I was using my USB hard disk for a word document when suddenly, I was
> unable
> to save my file. When I double-clicked on the disk's icon in my
> computer, the
> error message shows "You need to format the disk in drive F: before you
> can
> use it". What should I do to solve this?



Format it. Right click on the drive letter and click format.


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Old 02-03-2009
Joanne_123
 

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Re: USB hard disk error: "You need to format the disk in drive F:
I would not want to format the USB hard disk because there is a lot of data
on the USB hard disk.

I installed the same USB hard disk on a windows 98se computer and I was able
to read it. So the problem is between my USB hard disk and Vista. I got the
same error message on an XP.

I would like to know if I reformat the USB hard disk on my Vista, would the
problem go away forever? Is reformatting the solution or just a stop-gap
measure?

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> Joanne_123;956393 Wrote:
> > I was using my USB hard disk for a word document when suddenly, I was
> > unable
> > to save my file. When I double-clicked on the disk's icon in my
> > computer, the
> > error message shows "You need to format the disk in drive F: before you
> > can
> > use it". What should I do to solve this?

>
>
> Format it. Right click on the drive letter and click format.
>
>
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