I have an external hard drive that has suddenly become unaccesable in "My Computer" when I click on the drive I either get a message that the drive needs to be formatted or that the parameters are incorrect - the 1tb drive is over half full with photos and videos.
The drive itself appears to spin ok and when I run the "chkdsk" prompt through cmd all the drive details show including the number of files and folders and says that there is no error. I just cannot seem to be able to access the files.
Please help as the contents of the drive are of great sentimental importance.
One thing to try before using a Linux cd, switch pc off, plug in external hard drive, switch it on then boot up the pc. This sometimes 'fixes' it and files are recognised in Windows long enough to copy them off.
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