Posted 14 December 2006 - 07:51 AM
I have a Western Digital external hard drive, 360gb, that I can't get into. It lights up, spins like its supposed to, no strange noises...everything seems ok. But when I plug it in, my computer won't recognize it. It's always been plug and play, but apparently not anymore. Under device mngr it shows up with the ellusive question mark. It's only a few months old, only been filled to about half of its capacity, never dropped or damaged, just turned it on and can no longer get into it. I've also tried it on 2 other computers with no luck. Is there a way to recover my information without spending $200 and hour (rates I've seen) or allowing strangers acces to extremely personal info (tax records, photos, financial info, etc.)?