Okay, I was downloading some zip files some while ago while at the same time, I'm also extracting downloaded zip files on my hd. By accident, the zip files that are still in extraction, I managed to click delete on them. The programs started to hang, then froze, which left me no choice but to restart it. When I plugged my external hd back, it can't be detected anymore. How did that happen and what should I do to fix this?
I've tried everything, my dad opened it to check if its loose or something, but it's not. It's not detected anymore... Can anyone please help?
If you do a cold shutdown of a system with applications running that have files opened, it can scramble the hard drive. Try running the disc check utility. If it doesn't see the drive at all, then it probably scrambled the partition table / boot sector. It may be recoverable with the appropriate tools, but it may be that you will have to restore the boot sector, repartition the drive, and reformat it.
Hi, I totally agree to Rik.If storage management also finds it difficult to locate hard drive, it means hard drive has certain issues. And you should contact to expert, otherwise it can be risk to your data.