I was doing a Format yesterday (normal setup), and wanted to wipe all my data off my INTERNAL drive (maxter), however, to cut it short, I deleted the partition of my seagate drive by mistake i think (it has the same capacity 250GIGS, which makes it a bit more confusing.
Anyway, when i set windows XP pro up, my external drive could no longer be seen (USB). I did try getting it back in partition magic 8, but if it does see it, (it has done, not sure what i did too technical for me) it says "corrupt disk unreadable"(or something similar). if i click on it
It is almost full, with 245GIGS used, and I saw this too, ("5 gigs free") so the data seems to be still there (very important photo's, videos too) but I can't access the drive.
Well, i used some "file recovery" software to get all my files back, and copy them to my """*internal C drive*"". However, my ""External"" Drive is still "corrupt and unreadable, when I click on it. (done CHKDSK, but it doesn't recognize it)
Will "Formatting my Seagate" repair/recover the External drive, so i can use it again now i've got my files back? - yes, i have my files back, no, i can't use mt Seagate Hard Drive...
Yes you can do hat, but the Drive may be Damaged. What did check disc tell you about it? heat is the worst thing to look out for in a External driven as is Do not Pull the USB out of the Computer Without firt clicking in the System Tray and Remove Safely