WD hard disk not detected on My Computer, I/O device error [Closed]
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August 10, 2014
Aug 10, 2014 at 04:07 AM - Latest reply: R2D2_WD3616
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February 20, 2017
- Oct 6, 2016 at 05:47 AM
I have a 1 and a half year old WD 1 TB hard disk which was giving great service. Recently, it has started showing errors and I really need to recover the data.
The laptop gives the sound notification when I plug it in, and also the "remove device safely" option gets enabled. But the drive does not get displayed on My Computer. I checked the device manager, and the hard disk is shown
The disk management shows the hard disk 1 as unknown and not initialized. I tried initializing it, but it shows I/O device failure.
Please help, as I really need to recover the data available on the hard disk before I format or ask for a replacement. Various data recovery software have been tried unsuccessfully (Ease US Data Recovery, Recuva, PC Inspector, Stellar Phoenix, Yodot Hard Drive Recovery, iCare Data Recovery)