I have a 500gb external HD USB and it has data on it that I need cause the drive doesnt not show up now. I went into my computer management and disk 1 says not initialize. When I try to initialize to GPT it says the drive is too small. Now before all this happened I had installed VMWare 10 and selected split partition and i think i had the drive connected when i did this. So my question is this...can I retrieve the data that is on the external or some how initialize the drive? I just want the data then I will format the external.