|I have a 500gb SimpleTech external hard drive that is about four years old. It recently started making a high pitch, constant beeping sound, as well as occasionally locks up my PC forcing me to reboot when I would try to just browse folders in Explorer. I moved the hard drive from my desktop and connected it to my laptop, but the drive does not appear in My Computer.|
The drive does show up in Device Manager as working properly. In Disk Management I believe it is also showing, as there is an “Unknown Disk 2 – Not Initialized” which I assume is it (my internal, second external, and cd-rom all show, so I don’t know what else Disk 2 could possibly be).
Is there anything I can try to do to be able to access this drive, without losing the data off of it? I’m running Vista Home SP2.