Hi guys hoping for a little help here. My home pc (Dell 3 years old) is set up for automatic updates on Sunday nights (windows, anti virus). On Monday my pc screen was hung on the windows logo not sure how long since I didnt turn off or restart so it mustve been after the auto updates. Once i noticed it hung up on the windows logo i turned it off and restarted and came up with a disk read error. I tried restarting a few times but came up with the same error. I removed the hard drive and added it to a Sata enclosure and it spins and is recognized as an external for a couple minutes at a time then ejects itself. The drive spins even after it ejects itself. No beeping or clicking. I was able to retrieve some data this way but since it keeps ejecting itself after a few minutes or sometimes just a minute its going to be impossible to retrieve all my data this way (1Tb).
Anyone have any idea what might be happening? Am I doing harm by continuing to try to retrieve data this way? Im hoping since the drive does get recognized at times that I may be able to salvage the data somehow.
Thanks in advance