seagate 4tb external drive not recognised and now says d drive and raw as system -data there but cant access it

tried a few thing and it hasnt resolved the problem for me.

okay well tried the chkdsk r and f for the external drive on my mates pc and after entering it 5 times,the 5th attempt it went through
the first ckhdsk
the second it is still running but stick from last night till now on 3of 3 and says correcting errors in the volume bitmap....been like that,I cant enter anything just a white line as if it is trying something...the hard drive blue light is flasing,its stuck on that now...what do I do...its been over 18 hours on that...nothing more has changed....

if i right click on the external drive it comes up as RAW and 0mb as its properties, I ran a trial verson to recover files,but of course have to pay for software to fully get the data back.

I was given advice on here to chkdsk and on the 2nd one f it seems to have got stuck and I dont know what to do,unplug it and restart...as it was on 3 of 3 and stopped now for hours...anyone help?
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  1. It sounds like the drive may be failing. You need to test it with the manufacturer's diagnostic software to confirm. Test it with Seagate SeaTools for Windows: http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/downloads/item/seatools-win-master/
  2. have done all that before I posted here as was advised that about a week ago...said .... it has to go in lab to seagate ....and thats mega pounds to get done.
  3. Phillip Corcoran said:
    It sounds like the drive may be failing. You need to test it with the manufacturer's diagnostic software to confirm. Test it with Seagate SeaTools for Windows: http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/downloads/item/seatools-win-master/
  4. "have done all that before I posted here"

    Then please post full information in future so myself and other helpers don't waste their time making suggestions that have already been done.
    Thank you.
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