Posted 03 May 2005 - 11:29 AM
I haven't dealt with your exact problem, but I have run into a simular thing a while back. Sometimes different programs create temporary files to make things work - their workspace. If for some reason the program you were working with was creating its "space" on your external drive, and the drive then filled to capacity, becuase of these temporary files, then that may have caused the crash and the corruption of data. The guy I was working with, lost his project when the hard drive suddenly maxxed out its space. I wouldn't think that would make the drive unusable or unreadable.
I would recomend reseting everything - uplugging and repowering the external drive to see if that will help. Try the drive on another computer. If you have Norton's System Works, they have a recovery utility.
My best guess,
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