Please help. My WD external hard drive (might be an WD Element?) has worked perfectly for several years. However, recently, when I plug it in, it allows me to unlock it (using the VCD - Virtual CD?). However, as soon as it’s unlocked, it freezes my computer. I cannot use my computer again until the external hard drive is switched off or unplugged. A brief error comes up saying that there’s an error on the drive and that it needs to be error checked, but it locks up before I can start the check.
Is there anyway to error check the drive while it’s still VCD locked? Or is there another option?