Hello all, I am looking for and would be grateful for any assistance with correcting an issue with a External hard drive that has changed for reasons unknown to me.
On a Dell 8400 Desk Top (OS = WIN XP Pro) I have been using:
Three individual external Western Digital 1TB USB hard drives. (all are WD My Book Essentials # WDH1U10000N) All have been working fine for almost a year. They were working as:
#1 & #2 are still working fine. #3 now shows as Local Disk (H:) and is not accessible. The same happens if I move the drive to a laptop.
After clicking on the drive using Windows Explorer, it takes a few moments and then a window appears - The disk in drive H is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?
In Computer management the drive shows:
Volume = (H:)
Layout = Partition
Type = Basic
File System = blank (It was formatted as NTFS when put into service)
Status = Healthy
Capacity = 931.51 GB
Free Space = 931.51 GB
% Free - 100%
Fault Tolerance = No
Overhead = 0%
Note: Saving the drive is of secondary importance. Saving what is on the drive is Paramount. It is 90% full of data that I would hate to loose.
Many Wonderful Thanks for any assistance.
CrummBumm (a.k.a. Sonny)
Greetings from Sarasota, Florida