Ok so after reinstalling windows on my pc it no longer recognises my usb hard drive.
Nothing happens when I plug it in sometimes and others it says usb device not recognised.
I have tried it in my laptop as well with the same result.
When I tried it on a Linux based pc it recognises the drive as freecom hdd but it comes up as "unable to mount volume"
I'm not really bothered if the drive works again afterwards if I can get all my music and photos back which I backed up to it before formatting my pc.
Any ideas please?