I have no idea what's up with my disk, its either damaged from a fall or it could be a virus, any help is appreciated!
OS: Windows Vista
External drive: Lacie
Computer Sony Vaio
So on Saurday I downloaded via a friends USD some files for her - yes I know I should have scanned it, I didn't. Then later when I moved my laptop I dropped the external drive, although it looked like it still was working. I couldn't see it anymore on my computer I didn't think about it until the next day - when I logged on I got a pop up box saying BS@AS@...... software had been installed on my external drive, which is strange, and my external drive was gone. I tried all usb ports, I also did a malware check. In my device manager it was listed with the same name as the software BS@AS@.... I don't believe that the malware was able to scan the external drive as it didn't show on the options to scan. Yesterday I ran sea tools, it recognized the drive but got a fail on the test - thru errors? Since then the name of the device in device manager has changed to RA@SPNB@M060JB.
A friend checked with their IT Dept. and the prices on my recovering the information in a shop locally, is $1000
No I don't have a back up of this drive as it was my back up drive but I do use it for all big files, photos, movies etc... so I would be appreciated if I could safe anything, and if there is anyway I can do a check? solve errors?? Any and all help greatly appreciated....