My 2.0 TB Western Digital Caviar Green (WD20EARS) has started showing up as Unitialized 0.0 MB in DiskMgmt.msc
Had partitioned it as a single physical partion with MBR.
There are around 25GB of photos/files which are important for me and we seek your kind help in recovering those.
My exposure to Hard Disk and Recovery Techniques is very minimal, so my apologies for newbie questions.
Which order do I follow to improve chances of recovery?
Also a few queries:
1. Can / should the Disk be initialized before running a recovery software?
2. Should the MBR be recreated?
3. Give same formatting and file type as before?
4. Can cloning work without unitializing
Any recommendations on softwares to be used would be appreciated.
I had this question after viewing What exactly does the 'Initialize Disk' option in Disk Management do?