I backed up all my documents, music and films onto a 250gb Western Digital Passport External USB hard drive yesterday as I was upgrading my PC and needed to reinstall windows.
Everything backed up fine and I tried the hard drive on another computer and it worked fine. Re-installed windows and ive come to put my documents and files back on and when I plug the hard drive in to the computer, Vista (Home Premium x86) just pops up USB device not recognized!!
I know this problem is usually down to the drive not getting enough power but I have tried it in different rear USB sockets with the same outcome. I have also tried it in 3 different machines and they are all doing the same!!!
When I plug it in, it lights up and there is a click inside the hard drive then windows pops up with the message.
Please tell me it hasnt died! There is loads of very important files on it :(
If it has then is there and specialist companies who could attempt to recover files from it and is it expensive?
Thanks for any help