WD Passport will not open without formatting first

Recently, I was transferring a file to my external harddrive and I accidently knocked it off of the usb cable. Windows explorer froze for a second and know when I try to access my external harddrive, I get this message  externalharddrive.PNG

Usually the drive is recognized as “My Passport: External Harddrive” but now it is recognized as “Local Drive I:”

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Is there anyway to save the harddrive without formating it?

that can help

http://community.wdc.com/t5/My-Book-for-PC/My-Book-Essential-2TB/m-p/314325#M9644

No luck, any other ideas?