Dear forum, dear computer experts,
I've got a serious problem with my external harddrive (Fujitsu MHV 2100 AH, originally from a laptop, but now in an external housing with usb connection, re-formatted for use on win and mac).
there was a weird sound from the hdd while in use, as if you shut down a laptop via powerbutton instead via Windows software shut down. I put if off the computer, put it back on and then the hdd wasn't recognized by Vista's computer section (where all drives are listed). or not as the original one, but then as local drive (my version is German, so I lack of exact term here).
I thought maybe it would work again on the mac, put it in there and it worked. So I put it back to the Vista machine, but it was only then when I realized that there is a whole set of data missing now.
How does that work? Why is that?
Is there anything I can do now by means onboard in Vista or via freeware? I already run Pandora-Recovery, but that was errenous, too (shut down the program by error after some minutes) and now I'm running Recuva to hopefully get back the stuff.
I backed up, but not in the last two or three weeks (before you stick my nose on this...).
Can you help me with a wise hint?