I think I have a damaged hard drive, with lots of PRECIOUS data on it. I always had a backup drive somewhere of it, but I needed it so I ordered more hard drives (should be here tomorrow or so) and formated my backup one. Anyways, what could happen to my precious data in these few days, when everything went fine for so many years?
That's exactly when my PC tower fell on its side while running. Everything was still fine the moment after, I tested some files on evey disk, OK it works, phew.
But now I don't see the drive anymore. When I go in Disk Management, it tell me that disk 4 is not initialized and I must initialize it...
I downloaded HD Tune to see what's up, and I have this warning in the "Health" tab :
(C5) Current Pending Sector. When I click on it, in the description it says
Number of unstable sectors: 1446. Then whan I do an Error scan, every single sector is detected as bad (well at least the 30~ish first ones)
Tried to run DiskInternals NTFS Recovery. It detects the drive as a drive with no partition. When I try to scan it, it says it found 1 file (so far) and that number doesn't changed. I ran it for 40 minutes and after seeing it was still at one I thought it was probably doing nothing.
So is this the end? I have hundreds, if not thousands of hours of work on this disk... What else can I try? Are there solutions out there? I'm willing to pay what it's worth.