My 1tb WD Hard Drive has just died !!
First noticed when booting up XP PC & PC locked just before login screen - once HD unplugged PC continued to boot as usual.
If i reconnect HD, then windows explorer does not recognise .... also whilst connected, the PC will not allow me to view disk management or device manager ?? Once I disconnect then I can view OK
Light is on on the rear of HD & disk appears to be spinning inside.
Any ideas if the HD is deceased - it's only just over a year old & gonna cry if I have lost all data.
I have a sata dock - is it worth dismantling & trying with this ?