The drive now appears when I connected (Local Disk E), but I cannot access it. On connecting the HDD I get told I need to format this drive before it can be used, and I can't open the drive in Explorer as it says it is unreadable/corrupted.
I've been told to download http://www.recovermyfiles.com/ and try to recover the drive but I'm unsure.
Any help on my predicament would be brilliant, I am desperate to have all of my music back!!
ps. I hope this is in the correct thread.
EDIT: I should add, that when the drive presided in the original laptop at the end of it's live, the laptop woudln't start, and I needed to run recovery console but didn't have an xp disk - the laptop then failed to start due to power failures a few days later.
I also had to run chkdsk multiple times on the old laptop
I had tried running chkdsk on the old HDD when attached as an external to my new laptop, but with no joy
Edited by jdcrichton, 19 February 2011 - 07:12 PM.