|A strange thing happen to my external hard drive (a WD My Book 1 TB ).|
Whatever the type of connector i choose (eSata, USB or Firewire), Windows no longer access the drive and present me with a dialog box asking if i want to format this drive.
Of course i choose no since i have over 600 Gigs of stuff i really don't want to loose on it.
I then try to retrieve data from it using a recovery software (getdataback) and surprise, the software has absolutely no problem accessing everything with their proper name. So the drive seems to have no bad sector or reading problem.
I guess i'm gonna copy everything on my C: drive and start backing up on dvd.
So my question is why does windows doesn't recognize the file partitions anymore and ask to re-format ? I have that drive for almost a year now.
Thank you in advance for any help or input you might have.