External Hard Drive Asks To Format Chkdsk Does Not Work
Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:23 AM
The results of CHKDSK are here:
I also tried testdisk based on another forum post.
The results of testdisk are here:
I also tried plugging it into my pc booted up in ubuntu, but the hard drive didn't show up. I don't really know anything about linux, I just heard that might help.
I thought of formatting and then using some kind of recovery tool, but I don't know of any or how to use them.
Anyone have a solution to this? Thanks!
Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:54 AM
Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:35 PM
Fixed that for ya. devmgmt.msc is the device manager.
Anyways, it appears that going into hibernation while being plugged in might have corrupted your partition. You can try to recover the data with Recuva, I've had good results with this tool in the past.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:50 PM
Certainly, I suppose Recuva is worth a try.