The WD-My Book 500GB is recognized as a local disc in my system(Windows 7), but it's drivers fail to install successfully when connected via USB cable with computer. Then when I try to open it(explore), it slows down the PC, and after some minutes it displayes the message: 'F:\ is not accessible'. And after some time it shows another message asking me to format it. I really do have important data I wanna get from it, so I can't format it.
Till now I have tried the following, none of them succeed: - using a scanning\fixing thing from Hiren CD, - accessing from a suse(Linux)live CD, - accessing the hard drive from safe mode of my PC, - tried on a PC running Vista OS, - googled for a solution, nothing relevant found, just stories, no solution
Is there any fix for it? Somewhere I can get the drivers?
Any way that does not include formatting it, is highly appreciated. The fact that Windows recognizes the drive as Local Disk, isn't this a sign that the drive is not dead?