I've done some searching on Google and on BleepingComputer and I just can't seem to find the answer.
So recently I've been receiving messages from Windows saying that my Samsung hard drive is about to die or as they say "an imminent failure, please backup". Even when I start my computer they give me this message, and I have to click F1 before continuing boot-up. (This isn't the problem I'm posting for but hopefully someone may have an answer to what this means)
Okay so here's the problem. Recently, I've had an Iomega Storcenter Network Hard drive. It consisted of 2x500gb. When I came back from vacation however, I powered it on, and something went wrong. I took it to my uncle who works for a computer hardware company, and he says that one of the hard drives have died. Data on there could not be recovered because it was programmed to write a bit of the file on one hard drive and another bit onto the other, so when one dies the other's data cannot be recovered. So he gave me an external hard drive casing, and put my hard drive into it. I power it on and everything, plug it in via USB. My Windows gives me a little popup on the bottom right hand corner, saying that the USB mass storage device has been properly installed. However, when I enter My Computer, the hard drive is not visible. I go to Device manager, and surely USB mass storage device was right under my Samsung Hard drive. I then go into Computer Management, and I see Disk0 and Disk1. Disk0 being my Samsung drive. They're both online. However when I try to access Disk1 (my external HDD), it won't let me. The options in right clicking are greyed out. How can I use this hard drive?
I've attached a ss of the computer management screen. I THINK i've linked it to imageshack I don't know what happened to to the old school attachment button
4GB RAM (GSkill)
Nvidia Geforce 8800gt
Samsung 500gb HDD
Owned for 3 years.
Any feedback will be great!
Edited by LatitudeZ, 13 November 2010 - 04:39 PM.