The data on it is intact, as when it appears everything works fine on it. I have used System Restore thrice, first two times to Sunday and then I tried to do it to 9th April(as further back as I could go) but it said Sys Restore failed. Each time I restored my system the drive came back. The drive doesn't come back as frequently as when I restart or start the computer instead of using Sys Restore.
Apart from backing up my hard drive(obviously, and what are the best tools for that?), what am I supposed to do to curb this problem? Formatting is a last resort option, I'd like to know if there's anything else that can be done.
Edited by SVXX, 13 April 2009 - 11:11 AM.