I have a 1TB Passport drive that has all my pictures and very important stuff.
One day it started to work very slow and it was making wierd noises - like a rat or something - it was consistant for a few mintues.
When I tried to shutdown the computer to disconnect it - it won’t shutdown. After half an hour I shut off the computer forcfully.
Since that point the hard drive is not recognized and it seems that it’s getting worst and worst.
It does show up in disk managment but it takes 10 mintues for disk managment to load.
It doesn’t recognized as an hard drive and it keeps on connecting and disconnecting from the computer.
This is why I can’t run recovery software - I select the harddisk and in the middle of the search it stops because the harddrive disconnected.
Can I do something by my self? Or should I just submit it to a data recovery company?