More woes with my WD hard drives. WDC WD5000KS-00MNB0
I have a computer with a 40GB hard drive that is the XP boot disk and a WD 500 GB as a secondary storage disk.
About a week ago XP automatically started to check the 500 GB hard drive.
About 35% into it the power went out (no UPS) and because I was in a hurry when it did come back on I disconnected the drive and did some work.
Today, I wanted to restart that chkdsk process and found out to my dismay that XP will not load (in safe mode or normal) when the 500 GB is connected.
I installed the recovery console option and tried two times to complete the chkdsk operation. I used the /f and /p options.
Eeach time it failed to go past the 25% mark.
The TestDisk program I used before to fix the broken partition works when Windows is operational.
Unfortunately Windows can’t boot with the drive connected and therefore I can’t use the TestDisk Utility to try and recover some data because when Windows does come up the 500 GB hard drive is not connected.