Win 7; 32 Bit, new message is coming up: drive is not accesssible, must format the drive. No way, since this is my backup drive with extra information accumulated since I got the drive.
Please advise what to do.
I have an HP DV6928 and connected it directly via USB. Orginally it was connected via a USB 2.0 hub, but that seems to be malfuctioning, thus I connected the drive directly to the laptop.
The message used to come up when conected with the HUB and I would disregard it and the drive would appear and function correctly.
Now the inaccessible message repeatedly comes up with the sole option of formatting the drive.
Please help. Do not wish to format at all costs. PS the drive though 1.5 TB probably has 600Gb available.