I have a Dell5150 and I'm running XP. I bought a IOGear 250GB hdd. I put all sorts of files on it. Then one day I try and use it, it tells me that the drive is not formatted and asks to reformat now. I've not yet reformatted it. Upon start up Windows says "File record segment #### is unreadable" Then it tries to fix it but it doesn't work.
So I tried using an R-Studio demo I found to recover the files I lost. It then can't recover them because "The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable." Does anyone have a guess or a clue?
I lost pictures which are very valuable to me.