It appears my 2TB Western Digital My Book Essential was knocked around or dropped and now I get a "bad sectors" error. I can read the partition in the drive where the user manuals and setup software are located (shows up as drive M: on my PC) but cannot access the partition (shows up as C: on my PC (my primary hard disk is J:)) where the actual files are located. I got the bad sectors error when I ran the diagnostic software.
I suspect I already know the answer, but if anyone has any creative ideas on how I can recover the files on the drive, I would be most grateful.
1)I think its not usual bad sectors , more likely some head/s was broken becouse : it was knocked around or dropped
2)Notice : Western Digital My Book Essential has Smartware system
(internal drive is encrypted) .
So, if you need data, see advice by "BlackS
e" until drive will not be "tortured to death" by someone from amateurs.