|When i recovered it to the computer, i did recover them to the same drive because i didn't have anywhere do put it.|
I do have a surge protector for my pc.
There were no problems before. Its a long story ill tell at the end of the post.
I used cut and paste because copy said it would take up to 3 days.
The story goes like this: I have an old Compaq R4000 laptop that had a hard drive go out, so I thought i would plug in the
external hard drive and re-install Windows XP back on it to see if i could read any data on the internal HDD. I read up
online that you could install Windows on a external HDD, everywhere the answer was always a yes, but I found out the
hard way that you could not. Unfortunately I read that in order to install Windows XP on it, you had to reformat it and
make sure everything was gone, to make a fresh start. (Ya, I know, i'm a retard) Well when i found out I couldn't i started
moving it all back on, but something happened i guess and everything became Corrupt or Encrypted.
Also, Western Digital said on there website that they would try to reply with in 1 day, but a maximum of 3 days, I sent
the e-mail on July 24th, but today is August 3rd, I don't think there replying. :(