My wd external drive wdbaar2500abk-00 is not recognized by my laptop

Hi Friends,

I have my WD external drive perfectly working till last month at my lap top. About a month back I used this external drive to watch movies at LCD T.V. but after then when I am trying to access the same drive at my laptop the system does not recognize the drive and is gives me the message:

“You need to format the disk before you can use it”

Obviously I can not formt the disk becuase there is very important data on it.

Please note that the same external drive is still showing all the data (movies, files etc) and working on the T.V. but it does not show or work at the lap top, pls help me fast

Hello and welcome to the community.

It is possible the partition is corrupted and the TV is able to read it but not the computer. Have you tried using the drive on another computer? also if possible try replacing the USB cable.