I'm trying to diagnose a hard drive failure and come up with a recovery plan while I'm on the road, so I have some plans to try when I get home.
This is an external USB hard drive. I'm pretty sure it's taken some partition damage as windows recognizes the device in device manager, but doesn't recognize it as a logical drive in my computer, and disk manager shows it as unallocated space.
So, looks like I need to use some partition recovery software. My question is, since this software all seems to be DOS-based : will it work with a USB drive? Or are USB devices only detected by Windows and not the BIOS?