Posted 24 May 2010 - 06:12 AM
Thanks for the help NightWarlock.....but since I do have alot of the files backed up here and there, I decided to reformat it and start all over again...
However here's where the serious problem had started.
First off the Ext HD I'm using is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500gb
I have 2 partitions there and had been using it for over 1 yr.
I decided to re-format it in My Computer, started fine and finished without a glitch but then when I tried to backup my files from desktop onto that ext HD it always ended up having an error of even if the files go through when I decided to access those files on a different computer, a pop up window from the bottom (where safely remove USB option is) always say something is major wrong with the drive....I can't quite recall if file it was file corruption or something else.
I then decided to re-format it again and gone through the same steps and same result....back and forth probably over 5-6 times. Then I decided to re-format it on a different computer (my laptop), but the ext HD did not show up both in My Computer & Disk Management. I have done my research and gone through TeskDisk (ext HD did not show), EASEUS Partition Master (it always stop half way with an error and the program shuts down), HD Tune pro......nothing works. HOWEVER, after running Partition Master now the HD is showing up in Disk Management occasionally, but I cannot re-format it or do anything with it....
I currently cannot afford to go and purchase another ext HD and I wish to see if I can still salvage this by just doing a clean format. Your help is much appreciated!!