Please forgive my IT ignorance!
I have an external hard drive that's failing to boot up with my PC.
WD External unit, 3 years old, not a great deal on it but there's a few pics I'd like to keep hold of.
It's been run with an old shonky PC that has started to blue screen a lot more than it used to. speaking to the IT guy at work the hard drive appears to have picked up a 'bad sector?' from not being unattached properly when I've restarted the PC after it's blue screened
The hard drive spins and appears to be functionally sound, its suggested the bad sector is at the front of the boot up process and this is stalling the connection of the hard drive.
Any ideas for a fix? I really don't want to reformat the unit just yet