One of my 3 tb disk drives seems to have malfunctioned. When I show the computers, it is listed as a local disk drive. When I double click it, it responds with:
H:\ is not accessible.
The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.
When it first comes online (plugged in), it suggests that the drive be reformattted.
H:\ contains my default profile. Thank God, I backed up the default profile to another drive last night. However, this drive also contains some other valuable information. Other than reformatting, is there any other way I can recover this other information which it not backed up? Is it possible for Seagate (the manufacturer) to recover this data? Can I do it myself?
What causes this to happen? Is there any way to avoid it? Oh boy, I think I'm in real trouble.
[Moderator edit: added topic description. jgw]
Edited by hamluis, 21 April 2012 - 12:06 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware, Hamluis.