I'm just wondering with this Ext HDD of mine, it is WD Elements 2Tb. I've been trying to back up my Win 7 laptop with it using the built in MS back up system but it encounters errors (Cycling redunduncy check). I did not pay much attentiion to it until I tried to access the Ext. HDD again with my laptop, it now asks to reformat the HDD, it had CRC error message, and chkdsk ran from cmd said it is in RAW.
But when I tried to access it with another laptop that runs in XP, It seemed running well to me. I could see the all the files. The virtual XP in my VM in my Win 7 laptop was able to access the HDD as well. What gives? I've read somewhere that it's best to back up the files in the HDD because it is about to die on me. Although it is still in limited warranty (The Data Lifeguard Diagnostic from WD also said that it had bad sectors, although I haven't rechecked it yet.)
I'm thinking that there just may be something wrong with the settings in the Win 7 machine, I don't know if a reset of drive assignment, as someone suggested, will solve it, since I haven't tried it yet.
What do you guys think?