Posted 30 January 2006 - 11:08 AM
Hello. I have a Western Digital 70 GB USB drive, which I have been storing large amounts of PDF, word docs, and jpgs. The other day, while going to create a folder on it, I got the "blue screen of death" and then an error message saying windows was cleaning up partitions on the drive. Then the computer froze. The only thing I could do was to hold down the off button to shut it off. Then, when I turned it back on, one entire folder, containing the folder I had been working in and many others, with lots of files, was missing completely.
I am running Windows XP. I tried plugging the drive into my other computer, and the files were still missing. It has no problem recognizing the drive, and most of the other folders are still there and seem fine.
Does anyone know how to recover data off of one of these devices? The data was so important! I can't believe I've lost it. Please help!!