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I have the Western Digital MyBook 500 GB Premium and the drive fell over on its side and suddenly was reported "corrupted" by my computer, which said the data had been lost. I am currently in the "denial" stage of the grief process, so I'm hoping there's some way to get it working again.
At this point, the drive turns on automatically when it's connected to my computer, but it doesn't show up in My Computer or under the Disk Management thing under Computer Management.
It also makes a slight clicking noise which I've heard is "not good" according to troubleshooters.
I am a film student and I had a couple projects that I've spent the last few weeks editing, so even if I can't get the drive working again, is there any way to salvage the files from the disk? Thanks in advance.
Well, since ur HD fall down...then later on when u plugged it into ur PC u heard a weird noise means ur HD cover is damaged... now i wanna ask u when u check ur drive is there any data stored in it? means does it show how many used space or free space r there? if it does means u still can recover ur files by using many recovery programs like "Data.Doctor.Recovery.NTFS.v188.8.131.52" infact this version is a bit old but it does work 4 me couz i have the crack:D...anyways try the program 1st if it shows that u can recover else u may change ur HD cover...hope it works ;)
Note: never use cheap HD covers it will always affect ur HD in the future couz when u use the cheap 1 u will find that there is less ports in side it, therefore when u plug ur HD 2 ur PC and there is a high voltage this may screw it up... try to use: "philips", "Samsung", "Sony", or any famous brand...;)
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
Yer, it's sounds terminal, but I would definitely think about installing it into a pc as a slave drive.. There is recovery software on the net, like Salvage, Scavenger & Undelete.. But I guess the first trick is to get the pc to see the drive. If that fails there are a number of ways to try to have it recognised, like putting the details of the drive directly into bios. Good Luck.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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