Model number: wdbacx0010bsl-01
Ok so I am majorly panicking right now, I have extremeley important files on the HDD hence they were backed up to it!
It hasnt fallen or been hit or anything like that.(Have had this drive for less than a year)
HDD is not showing up in My computer
When plugged in it whirrs away and the white LED flashes.
It takes a few minutes but the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon eventually shows up when I right click it shows “Eject My Passport 0740”.
When I go into disk management it comes up as Disk 1, unknown , not initialised. then gives me an option to either use MBR or GUID partition styles.
EDIT: Took the plunge and selected MBR and now I get an error which says it could not be initialized because of an I/O error., So now what?
Will choosing one of these mean I lose my data? Is my disk gone? Will I know have to get a disk recovery software?
And thankyou in advance