Posted 20 July 2008 - 11:53 AM
This morning my girlfriend said the energy bill was too high and started unplugging things. One of them was the Maxtor 500GB drive that was connected to my laptop.
I didn't think much of it until I needed a file on it and went to reconnect. The usual autorun prompt did not happen, and when I navigate to the external drive on windows explorer, it doesn't have the name it had before, and when I click the drive icon it says "do you want to format drive H?".
I don't want to format it because it had about 200GB worth of data on it that I am hoping to recover.
What would you recommend? I tried a program called Recuva but it says "could not read boot sector" for the external drive and can't do any more than that.