Win Xp… All the available updates.
WD Caviar black 500gb drive 2 years old;
Serial Number: [edited]
Model/Order number: WD5001AALS-00L3B2
The drive has always been of oddly slow access on first access of the day… never thought mujh of it, as it worked fine otherwise.
Yesterday Win’s ‘my computer’ only showed drve C ('this drive was/is ‘D’ )
Device manager lists it…And claims this device is working properly… but … the volumes page is blank?
WD diagnostic, freshly downloaded, tests the drive as ‘pass’ on both quick and extended testings.
Drive is up 'n spinning at least and running at 35C Just cannot get Win to access the thing.
I need my stored Data.
All wires/cables have been switched with no effect
Please help I don’t even know What? to try next