Posted 04 July 2008 - 01:42 PM
I have a Maxtor Personal 3100 250GB external HD (well I did atleast). I d not know if this is related, but I was using Paragon Partition Manager 8.5 to format a different harddrive I going to give away. Shortly after I finished, I discovered that my external wasn't recognizing at all. I tried plugging it into multiple computers, no dice. I started to try to run some tests to discover it and it wasn't finding it at all. I took it out of the external enclosure and attached it to an USB HD reader to try and access it directly. Upon doing this it showed up in device manager disk drive section as USB Device. It was not showing up in disk management or my computer.
I booted into KNOPPIX Live and it wasn't finding it either. So I booted into the HIREN 9.5 CD to try and find it. The partition managers it could only find my internal. It wasn't until I went into HDD Regenerator 1.51 that I could see more than 1 drive. It found my internal and another drive listed as over 900GB. I started to run HDD-R on it and every sector is coming up bad, and it is going incredibly slow (some mental math says if it goes thru all 900Gb it will take about 150 hrs). It says no sectors have been recovered but I do not know if it tries as it goes or is going to try at the end.
Does someone have a suggestion on what happened, what to do about it, or at the very least, a way to pull the old data off?