WD My Passport external drive 07A8
OS is Windows 8, 64bit
I have a WD my passport external drive, on connecting to USB port, it is recognized under “remove media” and it can be seen on Disc Management pane, but it is listed as Disc 1, Type;Unknown and Status; Not initialized. The drivers are all installed and it physically connects and seems to function normally.
But I can’t see the drive on explorer or access the data thru Disc Management. If you try to initialize it or change it to online you get I/O device error.
I need to recover the data and repair the drive if possible, is there a solution?