I've had my external HD for a while now (Rock mobile disk). Last time I tried to access the data in it was a few months ago without issues. I tried using it yesterday and started to have issues. I have 600GB of data that needless to, is very valuable.
It doesn't matter what machine I plug the laptop to (Vista, 7 or 8.1) I have a hard time getting them to read the HD. Once it finally decided to show up, I cannot do anything with the files.
What I have done:
[*] Uninstalled drivers
[*] Ran windows Fix It
[*] Used 3 different laptops
[*] Changed cables
[*] Ran chkdsk E: /F
[*] Shaked it (out of sheer frustration) In case you are wondering, it didn't work lol
It shows as it being NTFS but the first few times I ran chkdsk E: /F it said the files were RAW.
When I ran windows' Fix it, I was able to successfully run chkdsk again. Below is the information that was sent back:
C:\windows\system32>chkdsk E: /F
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is 1TB HD.
Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
53504 file records processed.
File verification completed.
27 large file records processed.
0 bad file records processed.
Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
57350 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.
0 unindexed files recovered.
Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
Security descriptor verification completed.
1923 data files processed.
A disk read error occurredc0000185
An unspecified error occurred (6c6f6766696c652e 29c).
Can someone shed some light as to how I can recover the files in the HD?