external hard drive problem RRS feed

  • Question

  • i have a 160gb drice [3.5 IDE] in a USB 2 enclosure.
    It has worked fine for months until the other day when I get

    \is not accesible
    file or directory is corrupted or unreadable

    windows [vista] finds it and displays it when I click "computer".
    from device manager I get the capacity etc, and am told its workinf.
    If I right click on the drive in "computer", properties tells me it is there but has no space [used or available]

    I have tried a different enclosure
    tried updating drivers
    tried system restore.

    any ideas ?

    Monday, October 12, 2009 7:23 PM