corrupted external hard disk and slowed
My external hard disk of Western Digital was working fine, suddenly it slowed down and now it's corrupted doesn't show anything. I have lots of important data's please help me out. I tried the chkdsk solution but it's not working.
Hey there, abhijitgogoi992.
I'm really sorry to hear about the issues you're having with your drive. Have you experienced any issues with it prior to this problem? Any unusual sounds/noises coming from the drive, slow read/write speed, freezing/hanging your system, etc?
Would you please check if the drive is recognized in Disk Management and post a screenshot of what you see there (you can use imgur.com to upload the image)? Here's how to open it: How to access Disk Management in Windows to manage hard drives.
Other than that you should try the drive with a different USB cables (preferably shorter than 12") and a different computer, to see if the same thing happens. If that doesn't work, you could try accessing the HDD via Ubuntu Live USB/DVD, to see if the drive is properly recognized and if you can get to your files. Data recovery software is also an option: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-1644496/lost-data-recovery.html & http://pcsupport.about.com/od/filerecovery/tp/free-file-recovery-programs.htm. And last, but not least, if your data is really important, perhaps you might go for a professional solution: WD Data Recovery Partners.
Hope that helps. Please let me know how everything goes.