|Good morning all,|
I have a 1TB drive with around 200gb of much needed information on it that failed all of a sudden last night. I had it in an external enclosure, and the sata power plug had a wire come out of plastic molex converter. After noticing this, I shut the PC down and hooked the PC directly to the motherboard.
What it's symptons are now:
** In my computer the drive shows up, but as unformatted. It says "you need to format the drive E: before you can use it".
** In BIOS and in Disk Management it shows up as a 32mb drive.
I am a photographer and have recent work on it and I've goofed up something awful. I have an external drive that backs up all my work but the selection list does not include the new drive by mistake. As I know this is stupid on my account, I'm just trying to remedy this so I can be more careful and hopefully learn from this mistake by getting the info back untouched.
Steps I've tried troubleshooting:
I found this on a forum:
I was told to boot from this, run MHDD tool and then execute the uncut command which would put the drive back to recognizing from the vendor sizes, but it still does the same thing. If anyone is more familiar with the many tools this CD has that could fix this, or ANY other I will forever be in your debt.
I need help bad, so anyone that has any ideas please let me know your ideas.
Thank you all very much for your time.