Ok so Im not a complete new and know how to do some data recovery but the break down is this. This is a 3 TB Seagate external HD. It started to fail and I know the data is on it and intact because It would work sometimes before finally crapping out and going raw. I think me trying to mess with it while it was on and starting to fail kinda sealed the deal. I figured this was an issue of the external enclosure going bad as I've had this happen before with WD and just removed it and said screw it and put it in my PC and it worked perfectly. I did this (even though it voided my warranty) because I have over 2 TB of data I really dont want to lose and dont have any way of backing it up with it failing anyhow so sending it to Seagate wasn't really an option.
I know this person checks the forum since I saw it in the comments so wanted to post here per his suggestion to others.
I followed this guide because I had a feeling it was just my partition that got messed up. Basically its showing as 2 separate 300GB raw data partitions in disc manager but when I went through these steps using quick analyze I see the partition and I can see all my files perfectly in order and on the disc. The issue for me now becomes when I go through the steps where it says 'Write" for selecting the new partition after making sure im on the right disc it then goes to the "Press Y to confirm that you want to write a new partition table. I press Y and immediately it goes back to the regular screen at the beginning where the analyze , Advanced, Geometry options are.
I tried rebooting to see if somehow it fixed it (knowing it probably didn't) and sure enough its still raw. I cant seem to get it to write the new partition. Any help is much appreciated.
The only thing I did before discovering this guide was run the seagate disc tools for windows to check the disc for errors and it found a few and fixed them even though that wasn't and isn't the issue.