As many other poor souls post every day, I am in trouble and hoping for some help with damage control.
I have an important external drive that essentially stopped working, but with occasional moments of access.
I'm pretty sure the hard drive is almost dead, but I'm looking for the best way to save as much as possible.
Windows 7 (64 on this desktop, 32 on netbook)
Seagate 1 Terabyte Barracuda in external enclosure.
I have had a problem where the disk needs to be initialized / formatted (which I have not done), tried chkdsk (not the full), and no love.
What's strange, is I can sometimes get it going for a little while.
I've been searching and troubleshooting all day, but would love, love love some assistance.
It seems one of the main problems is I'm having issues running software to try and fix it (like seatools etc) as it often won't even show up.
I just managed to copy off a few gigs, but then I can navigate into folder and see files, but when I click on them I get errors.
Any help on next steps would be SUPER appreciated.