My Western Digital 320GB hard drive model WD3200KS seems to have failed, and I could use some help. It was working fine, now all of a sudden it doesn’t show up in “My Computer”
1. The hard drive spent it’s life in an external USB enclosure.
2. The hard is no longer recognized in “My Computer”
3. Model is shown in Device Manager under disk drives
4. Disk Management shows the drive, but says it requires Initialization.
I know it’s not the enclosure because I also tried the HD connected directly to the mobo and same result.
I tried a lot of the recovery software outthere but none seems useful because I can’t get past “I/O error” or “Sector 0 bad”
It sounds like the drive is spinning but I can’t be sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated.