My Toshiba mini external hard drive was working fine until I removed it without going through "Safely Remove" step. Now, when I connect it to the computer, computer refuses to boot. If the computer is already running and I connect this drive, the computer freezes. The results are the same when I connect it to any other computer.
I wonder what went wrong. The data is not important. It actually is a back-up.I would like to erase this data, however, if the drive is indeed a gonner. How should I delete this data? Would a strong magnet do?