I have a 500GB Sata hard drive from a toshiba laptop. The hard drive is only 6months old.
It seems to develope a fault. I have taken it out of the laptop and connected through cables to another laptop to access it and recover some important data. I can see the hard drive under the Device Manager and under the Disk Managment.
Under the Disk Managment it shows three partitions (1. 400MB System, Healthy(Unknown Partition) 2. 232.88GB Healthy (Active) 3. 232.49GB Healthy . The Disk is shown as Basic and Online.
However, if I go to My computer it either takes ages and I shall get into it or when I go into it I can sometimes see the partiotions 2 and 3 and can only access 3 which id HDD Recovery. The 2 one shows I/O error. I checked the disc properties and it shows that the disc is working correctly.
I have also tried to do it in the Safe mode and the same thing happens.
I would be gratefull for any suggestions. The OS is Windows7 Basic