I have a WD Elements 1.5TB External Hard Drive. It is under 2 months old, and it sits on my desk and has not been moved. A few days ago, it started appearing in Windows Explorer as "Local Disk F:" and when I click on it, after a very long pause, it would tell me that I need to format it.
The only thing that I can think of that might have caused this is me pulling out the USB cable without ejecting it, but if I had done that, it would not have been while I was transferring data to or from it.
Is there anyway to make it work again without losing all the data on it?
If it helps, I am Running Windows 7 Pro 32bit.
Edit: When I view it in Disk Managament, it says that the filesystem is RAW and that 100% of space is free.
I sometimes also get the error message
F:\ is not accessible. The parameter is incorrect. when trying to view it in Windows Explorer