WD Elements 2TB not recognised by Windows

pedroreisneto

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Good day,

My WD Elements has been slowly giving problems and now is not recognised anymore by windows.
Basically what happened:
1. Fell from about 1m 2 months ago
2. Continued working but sometimes had to plug in and out a few times before being shown in Windows
3. Then started having issues copying files and would stop transferring after a few minutes. Disconnect and connect again worked
4. Yesterday I was copying a few files at 35mb/s and then it started dropping to 0mb/s, as had happened and few times before, but this time after disconnecting / connecting it has not been able to work
5. It boots, when I connect to the usb, spins but does not do the "normal" noises. Also gives a high click after a minute of being connected
6. Sometimes it comes as local disk in windows and when I click on it I freezes the computer
7. Disk Manager only shows up every now and again and shows as "not initialised"


8. When I try and "initialise" it it gives two options which do not work





9. I have already opened the cover and see nothing loose or anything wrong.

I would like to possibly recover the data...

Any help would be really appreciated.

Regards,
Pedro


 

WildCard999

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If there's files you need and your not able to access it then stop using it and find a data recovery center, they will have better software/hardware to access/recover those files. You don't want to get to that "point of no return" where you can no longer access the files.
 

pedroreisneto

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Thanks but the problem is windows does not recognise it anymore. I changed usb ports, computer, cable and nothing. So at the moment I cannot access it.
 

WildCard999

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If there's files you need and your not able to access it then stop using it and find a data recovery center, they will have better software/hardware to access/recover those files. You don't want to get to that "point of no return" where you can no longer access the files.
 

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