For some BIZARRE reason "My Book Essential 1TB" HDD is locked and wont unlock. I know the password, I disabled the password when I first got it (just under a week ago) but when I turned my PC on a few hours ago it wasn't showing up under "My Computer" and after swapping USB connections, restarting my PC, fiddling etc, it eventually was showing up as Locked. I have read numerous amounts of forum posts telling me that I need to reformat to mac? Im not on mac so I doubt this applies. I also read that I need to restart the HDD completely, yet it still tells me the same thing when I do this. The first thing I am told is "Erase My Book; too many attempts" - Well I haven't asked for it to be deleted nor do I want it to be.
After getting so angry with the fact I may lose all my files I decided that if I want it to work again this is the only way around it, so I clicked "I understand that reformatting my drive will delete all of my data" and clicking continue I get "There has been an error erasing your drive"
Is there any way I can get into My Book to save my files? Is there a way that will enable me to enter my password again?
I sincerely hope this is just a blonde moment and that there is a extremely easy way to deal with this as I do not wish to tamper with it, going with "gut instinct" as at the moment I am too angry with it.
I'll be waiting on the forums willing to give any additional info