My WD hard drive stopped [Closed]

ahmedmaged 1 Posts Sunday February 5, 2017Registration date February 5, 2017 Last seen - Feb 5, 2017 at 01:35 AM - Latest reply:  Promomilia Promomilia
- Feb 17, 2017 at 05:04 AM
hello, i was copying data from my WD Mypassport Ultra hard drive to my pc. accidentally i removed the usb cable while copying. when i tried to connect it again the hard drive shows at my computer without any information , i tried to format it but it failed when i access disk management, every thing stops working till i unplug it i downloaded every tool from Wd websitem i tried so many solutions but nothing succeeded, any one can help me !!!!!!!!!
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R2D2_WD 3616 Posts Monday September 1, 2014Registration dateCertified CCM ContributorStatus February 20, 2017 Last seen - Feb 6, 2017 at 02:47 AM
Hi ahmedmaged,

I am sorry for any inconveniency cause by your WD drive. Unfortunately disconnecting the drive while in use can cause a lot of trouble. Does the drive have a drive letter? If so, run the Command Prompt as an Administrator and type the following command:
Chkdsk L: /r

Replace the L with the drive’s letter. Wait for the process to end and try to access the drive. Are there any changes?
I strongly recommend you to test the drive on another PC and with another USB cable.
Do you get an error message when you try to format the drive?

Hope this helps

I already tried Chkdsk command by no thing happens,only 'please wait' sentence appear nothing more,
itried another usb cable on many other devices but also the same situation, i handed it to a specialist but he couldn't do anything, maybe i will throw it away, seems like there is no hope :(
R2D2_WD 3616 Posts Monday September 1, 2014Registration dateCertified CCM ContributorStatus February 20, 2017 Last seen - Feb 7, 2017 at 03:33 AM
Please run the PC in Safe Mode and try to open Disk Management. Check if the drive has a correct file format or it appears as RAW. Run again the Command Prompt and type:
List Disk
Select Disk n (n being the number of the drive)

This way you will erase all data and partitions on the drive. Go back to Disk Management and try to format.
Another option is to connect the drive to a Linux PC or using a Linux Live CD. You may have better chances recognizing the drive because sometimes Unix based systems respond better when it comes to drives with connectivity isssues.
nathanwirth 188 Posts Thursday May 22, 2014Registration date April 23, 2018 Last seen - Feb 7, 2017 at 05:05 AM

Might be the data is deleted due to accidental disconnection. You can try “restore from previous version” option to check if there is any data available for restoration. Else there is a powerful data recovery software name as Stellar Phoenix Windows data recovery software you can try your luck with this tool.

David-Johnson26 6 Posts Wednesday December 21, 2016Registration date March 21, 2017 Last seen - Feb 10, 2017 at 04:35 AM
Hi Ahmedmaged,

It feels bad that you are not able to get any success till now. If you are really curious to get back your data, I recommend to you any reliable data recovery software. By this way at least your data will be saved.
Promomilia Promomilia - Feb 17, 2017 at 05:04 AM
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