Any luck getting your external hard drive to work? I'm a fool for not backing up my external hd
....I have 3.5 HD in an enclosure sitting on top of my sub woofer...my roommate accidentally knocked it down while it was on...and now it won't work
hopefully someone can give me advice on what steps I should take to recover my data...
..it was on when it dropped...but i had no idea my roommate knocked it down..so i kept using it and noticed latency playing music off my itunes...
anyway my roommate finally told me and now its messed up!
MY PC recognizes the HD...but like OPs it asks to format it before i can use it.
I hear no clicking noises when it powers on..
The power button on is kind of messed up...I can power it on but I can't power it off...its like the button gets stuck.
I've ordered a new enclosure and I'm going to try and put it in there to see if it works.
Can anyone tell me what my next steps should be?
1) Try some of the recovery software others mentioned here
2) Possibly bring it to NCIX and get them to recover the data
3) punch my roommate and slap myself silly for not backing up my data
Music and movies...are all replaceable..but my personal pictures..and videos...cannot.. :/
Thanks in advanced for anyone who can shed some light on this!
Cheers <3Edited by onslaught_ - 4/15/12 at 2:13pm