I'm on XP (dell) with a seagate 250g Barracuda 7200.9 in an external case plugged to USB.
Had the HD for about 10 months, worked like a charm. Yesterday went to access files and got this error message...
<<F:\ is not accessible
Error performing inpage operation>>
I have aout 100g of music and 100 g of family pics I CANNOT LOSE!
So, it turns on , runs, but cant get in via MY COMPUTER. After hooking to laptop was able to check properties...0g used and 0g free space.
After some googleing found a possible solution but not without possible glitches. Some peeps suggest doing a chkdsk f:/r and I have read a few success stories. However, some say there is risk of losing files .
Using a recovery service is not really in the budget, so id like to give it a college try myself.
Anyone familiar with this method of chkdsk, and are these risks for real?
Any other suggestions? Im willing to try anything but want to minimize my risks.
Edited by tommybitt, 19 January 2008 - 08:19 AM.