|Never had a problem with that drive before.|
Here is what happen:
- As soon as i connect the drive, the usual scan activity take place (drive light working) but nothing in windows yet.
- After a while nothing appears in windows XP but Windows 7 ask to format the drive.
- After the starting process of the drive, the light flashes like when the drive is access but there is no sound inside.
Also, i must point out that if i want to try a software to test the drive, i MUST do it while the drive is starting, because when the light start flashing and the drive stops, nothing more can be done.
I tried: Spinrite 6 (level 4), the maintenance cycle started allright but i stopped it after 2 hours because the percentage done was only 0,0024%.
I tried GetDataBack for NTFS, but after identifying the presence of the drive an I/O error appears stating the drive was no longer accessible.
I finally tried TestDisk, my best luck so far, bringing me some hope. It finds the partition, and when i pressed "P", surprise, it listed the files on the drive, so i guess that nothing seems to be lost.
Is this problem seems familiar to you ?
Thank you !