I’ve just come across a huge problem with my external hard drive, as it suddenly started to make very strange “beep” noises when I plugged it in to my laptop and now I can’t access the files in it! I can find the HD from the device manager window and I can ‘remove safely’ but I just cannot access the files (there is no icon available in from MyPC.
I followed some troubleshooting steps described by WD and downloaded WD Data LifeGuard Diagnostics. All test passed however it detects the capacity as 0.00GB; also after right-click > Properties the health status says “warning”.
I was happily using this HD for years now with zero problems and just now suddenly without any warnings I don’t have access to my data. What can I do? and most importantly how do I at least recover my information from the drive?
Thanks in advance,