Cannot Access External Hard Drive - Even ID 51
Posted on 2007-04-08
I have an 80GB Maxtor External hard drive. It was working fine then all of a sudden I cannot access it. I continually get a message that says the drive is not accessible due to I/O error. The Event Log gives an Event ID 51 that says "An error was detected on deive \Device\arddisk1\D during a paging operation." I am assuming the external hard drive may be on its way out. Are there any tricks that I can attempt so that I can access it long enough to transfer some of the information off of it? I have heard about putting it in a freezer overnight -- any truth to this.