I have had this drive for a while now (about three years) and yesterday afternoon I was using it to store some files from my Windows 7 laptop.
I tried to “eject” the drive once I had finished, but it refused to do so saying that it was still in use. I prematurely removed the USB cable, but every time I’ve tired to use it since, a window opens asking me to Format before use. I don’t want to do that as all my data will be lost.
Currently running chdsk E:/r to see if I can fixed it, but it keeps coming up saying that segment “#” is unreadable (# = a segment number).
I’ve been looking a recovery programs but they all seem to suggest that they can only restore accidentally deleted files.
Can any one advise how I can get my data back off of the drive, even though my laptop can’t access it through the normal menus (My Computer etc), please?