HD Failure Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Windows Vista HD Storage Last response: January 2, 2011 10:58 AM in Storage Share 90Marc January 2, 2011 8:57:38 AM Hello, My Western Digital 1.5 TB external HD seems to have a serious problem. it spins a few times then gives up . Model name: Elements Model number: WDBAAU0015HBK (basically "Green Caviar" internal disk # WD15EADS with a 32MB Cache mounted inside a black closure) Neither Win 7 or Vista can read the drive. Vista sometimes displays the name as "WD" , that's all. http://support.wdc.com/product/kb.asp?groupid=304&lang=... WD Lifeguard Diagnostics does not see the drive. I have tons of files on the disk, Any suggestions on how to rescue them? More about : failure acer0169 January 2, 2011 10:58:50 AM Have you tried taking the disk out of the enclosure and putting it into your tower as a slave? See if you can get data off it then? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDual new HD failure Forum SolvedCan I remedy HD failure with a new controller board? Forum SolvedPossible GPU failure hinders system startup (Sapphire HD 7870) Forum Laptop powers on but shuts off after 5-6 seconds? Is it a HD failure? Forum Seagate HD Failure? Forum Seagate HD failure (?) recovery possible? Forum Sapphire radeon HD6850 diagnosis of failure (video of problem inside) Forum XFX Radeon HD 6970 Video cards Causing Power Failure Forum SolvedWD My Passport External HD Failure Forum SolvedGateway Notebook NX570X HD Failure Forum SolvedCould SFC & Chkdsk find no problems & still be a HD failure? Forum Abit IP35 Pro + Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 + Connect 3D HD4890. System boot failure Forum windows 7 data transfer utility - can I clone the computer hard drive to a backup HD for use in case of HD failure or do I ne Forum SolvedDisplay failure, HD 6850 Forum SolvedIs this HD failure? Forum SolvedRadeon HD 6870 Multiple Display Failure Forum SolvedHD failure, bad cluster size, need to resize to recover Forum Hard Drive Failure Older iomega powered hard drive DHD-160U 160 GB old hd wiht valuable pics. Forum I have 2 ident Dells inspiron 620- both HD failure messages at 2 years. Can i clone one HD to replace other computers hd? Forum WD My Passport External HD Failure Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !