External Hard Disk Problem
by el karel - 9/26/06 1:39 PM
I've had an external 120 Gb Maxtor Hard Disk for almost 3 years. Until recently it worked fine, but now when I try accesing certain folders I get the following message: "F:/.../(Folder path) is not accesible. The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error".
I tried backing up all the data I had onto another hard disk, but the folders I couldn't access in the hard disk of origin were copyied to the other one as empty folders. Does anyone know if this is a hardware problem and how to fix it, or if there're good data recovery softwares that could be used? Thanks.