I have a WD Blue hard drive that i encased in one of these:
I have a few big .7zip files on the drive and when the problem occurred one of them was opened (the movie inside the .7zip). I left my PC for a while and when it's inactive this hard drive / enclosure / windows (i really don't know what is responsible) turns it self off or spins down to save power i guess? Anyway when i came back i heard the hard drive "powering up" and then i wanted to resume watching the movie but it froze ... i closed it, closed the opened .7zip archive and tried to open it again from the file explorer but the explorer window stopped responding (and then it crashed). After that i wanted to safely remove the drive but windows said it was in use and i can't. I killed the explorer.exe process from the task manager and tried to safely remove again but it showed the same message again and i was annoyed so i just removed the usb without it. Then i turned off / turned on the hard drive and plugged it back in and this is the first thing i saw:
And this is when i tried from the my computer folder:
It doesn't even show the capacity bar:
In disk part it shows the capacity (it's disk 2):
So i googled about this problem and one common suggestion is to use chkdsk and i did but this is what it says:
The type of the file system is ntfs. Unable to determine volume version and state. chkdsk aborted.
Later i read that it is not such a good idea to use it since it can lead to data loss but since it says it aborted i guess nothing happened.
So then i used testdisk to check for bad boot sectors and it says they're fine:
Then i used HD Tune Pro to check the disk's health and this is the result:
I don't know how bad is it hopefully not that bad ... anyway i also scanned for errors and this is the result:
Did basically the same things with HD Sentinel / Crystal Disk Info:
So basically i did a lot of scanning and not really doing anything since i don't want to loose my data.
Can you please help me? And thank you for taking the time to read this.
Edited by hamluis, 07 November 2017 - 06:00 AM.
Moved from External Hardware to Backup/Imaging - Hamluis.