no don't format it look for a file recovery app. I had this happen to me and I wasn't just gonna bend over and take it in the ass I had like 6000 mp3 on my drive and I wasn't gonna loose those. just find a file recovery app and salvage what u can if u have a cd burner now would be the time to go out and buy some cdr's
I don't think were getting all the story here...how did your harddirve become "dynamic"...you must have made it dynamic...and now its offline.....can you right click the drive..and see if "reactivate" is there to put it back online
The basic or dynamic disk is not accessible and might have experienced hardware failure, corruption, or I/O errors. The disk's copy of the system's disk configuration database might be corrupted. An error icon appears on disks that display the Unreadable status.
Disks might also display the Unreadable status while they are spinning up or when Disk Management is rescanning all of the disks on the system. In some cases, an unreadable disk has failed and is not recoverable. For dynamic disks, the Unreadable status usually results from corruption or I/O errors on part of the disk, rather than failure of the entire disk.
Rescan the disks or restart the computer to see if the disk status changes. For instructions describing how to rescan the disks, see To update disk information.
I'm trying to remember the one I used... in fact one of my partitions is messed up right now its just so small (8gb) that I haven't bothered to get any of the images off of it yet. ill let u know when I find the program I used last time.