I have a 500GB Seagate external hard drive. Yesterday, unfortunately, my drive got unplugged from my laptop without going through the "safely remove" procedure. It worked perfectly fine prior to that. However, now when I plug it in, I get an error telling me i need to format the disk before I can use it, when I cancel I get an error telling me the drive is not accessible due to a Data error (cyclic redundancy check).
The drive shows up in both my computer and disc management, however when I can't access the drive, or use any utilities suck as check disc.
My entire photo and music collection was stored on that drive, and I'd really like to at least be able to recover the data.
Thanks in advance for any help!