First of the model is DMR-EH55, (not sure it the 'B' makes a difference) I have old videos on the HDD, so I took the HDD out of the DVD recorder machine and hooked it up to my computer to attempt a transfer of data.
Upon installing the HDD back I get a message from the DVD recorder that the HDD needs to format before I can use it.
Formatting is no an option because of the videos on it. So I have it hooked up to my PC again and attempting a data recovery.
Any suggestions on why it needs to format, since all I originally did was remove the HDD and then put it back.
Or anything that I should do or not do.
All I want is the data on the HDD.