My WD Elements External HDD is unrecognized

My WD Elements External HDD is unrecognized, how to recover data ?

1. Q:

My WD Elements 1TB External HDD is unrecognized, how to recover data ?

I have a 1 TB WD external hard drive and its unrecognized , I'm not sure maybe its dead or something because it doesn't show anymore on "My Computer".. But the light works (sometimes its Blinking and sometimes its showing me light only) and it spins slightly .. I tried to recover my data by going to a lot of PC stores here in Kuwait but most of them said that the drive might be burned or the read/write head doesn't work , or theres a physical damage (i think that there's no physical damage because I'm pretty sure that i haven't dropped it or something like that , but i putted it inside my locker "around a month" which has a lot of things inside it "my locker", so I'm not sure if its physically damaged or not). So , i tried to connect it using a lot of "USBs" and "Computers" also i have tried a lot of softwares to recover my data (such as Recuva ... Etc.) , and i tried the CMD for windows and it shows me (after waiting around 5 mins to recognize it "and sometimes it doesn't recognize it") it shows me that the Disk 1 (my WD external hard drive) has a 0 Bytes Free and 0 Bytes used Storage!! (I think because the read/write head doesn't work as the guys in that PC store told me , but i don't know) but still nothing have changed , also it can be recognized in the disk management section(after waiting around 5 mins from plugging it in , after that : it shows me that the drive is uninitialized and i cant do anything "such as : formatting it or something") also it shows up in the device manager section after waiting around 5 mins..

1. A:

When the hard disk can not be recognized, should not be easy to do the physical maintenance of the hard drive, be sure to have enough patience to find a solution. 2: The hard disk can not be identified, there are many hardware and software reasons, sometimes the file system or partition table damage, this situation, the direct use of data recovery software will be able to recover data; sometimes the motherboard configuration is damaged, the motherboard configuration reset to Factory settings, remove the motherboard battery and re-install the battery, in many cases this simple means will be able to solve the problem; some of the most common very simple problem, only need to clean up the computer parts of the dust can be; 3: Even if you have tried a variety of solutions, still can not solve the problem, do not be discouraged, have patience, still do not easily physical maintenance hard drive. 4: similar to the problems I mentioned earlier, and sometimes, the hard disk used for a long time, he just need to rest for some time, sometimes for another computer, only need more time to wait. It should be noted that some failures are caused by insufficient power supply 5: If in the end anyway can not solve the problem, do physical testing should be very cautious, at least in the detection of non-destructive means to be used. 6: A serious failure of the old hard drive, backup and recovery of important data, try not to continue to use.

2, Use Aidfile data recovery software "Full Scan" to scan the drive.

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