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Windows 7: WD MY BOOK ESSENTIAL is not accessible, unallocated.

05 Jan 2017   #1
micah2

windows 7 Pro x64 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 
WD MY BOOK ESSENTIAL is not accessible, unallocated.

Hi,

This is my first post on the forum and I wanted to thank everyone for a great job you do.
I have a serious problem with my External WD drive (WDC WD15EARS-00MVWB0). It's 1.5 GB almost full of video data that I collected over the years.Seriously I want to shoot myself for not having a backup of it, I just need this data.

In its enclosure, when I plugged it in, My Computer was seeing it but it was showing unallocated and it was slowing down my computer and all software I tried to run on it, many times the software would say "not responding" because the drive was putting such a heavy load on the system. I have a gaming laptop ASUS GL752VW with 16GB ram and it struggled. I decided to take the drive out of the enclosure and connect it to USB to SATA bridge. Now, as soon as I plug it in, my system recognizes it and it is showing in Disk Management but I can't access it as it is unallocated and not initialized.

I have the following software and I made some screens and reports.

MiniTool Partition Wizard
EASEUS Partition Master Pro
MiniTool Power Data Recovery Pro
EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard
Hard Disc Sentinel

EASEUS Partition Master Pro does not find a partition on the drive, I tried to scan the drive with MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro but it was taking ages and after two hours I aborted the scan.

I run SENTINEL Hard Disc test and it is telling me there are 6 bad sectors but the disc is healthy, etc. I attached the test report.

I tested the drive using WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostic, quick scan was a PASS. Long scan took 18hrs and showed bad sectors. Asked me if I wanted to repair them, I pressed yes and it repaired bad sectors and gave me a PASS.

Now I am reading that my hard drive is encrypted by WD hardware and recovery will not be successful without the original enclosure but USB to SATA bridge solves the encryption problem. Not sure this is true though.

What can I do?
Can I try to repair/rewrite the booting sectors of the drive somehow? So that Windows boots it and does not ask me to format it? Or have I lost everything?


Screens and Disk Report file attached.




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