K:/ is not accessible Error performing inpage operation message on external hard drive

I get this message when trying to access my external hard drive. Plus, it renamed the drive, it was MY BOOK (K)  and now it calls it LOCAL DISK (K).  I have thousands of photos on this drive and desperately want access to this. PLEASE help me!
ozziegert2Asked:
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houssam_balloutCommented:
WHAT is the size of the DIsk?
can you use any recovery program?
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bmsjeffCommented:
What is the make of the drive?  It could be going bad.  Let me know so that I can provide a utility to test it.
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ozziegert2Author Commented:
It is a Western Digital -model number WD5000CO32
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ozziegert2Author Commented:
I called a computer repair man and he transferred all my data to a new hard drive. He said this one had gone bad.
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ozziegert2Author Commented:
I solved my own problem.
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bmsjeffCommented:
Did WDDiag provide an error code?  Sometime the errors are software and not hardware related.  The drive may still be usable.  Also, most WD drives come with a 3 year warranty.  With the error code you could have the drive replaced for free from WD.
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