Ive exhausted all the options i know of, so I'm hoping somebody with some hard drive repair knowledge can help me out.
I'm in the situation where I am in need of a hard drive, and i have this 2tb drive that is having a bizarre issue. Since i don't have the money to go out and buy one at the moment, i wanted to use this one temporarily.
Ive spent two days trying to get this drive to work. Its issues have nothing to do with the actual drive (being the motor, heads, etc. All are functional and i hear no abnormal sounds from the drive), rather its the drive's communication to the computer. Ive tried everything, from a basic windows format, to using utilities like GParted, and also some other programs to get this drive to work. all have failed.
-Windows format: results in an error saying windows cannot find the drive
-GParted: any command, weather be changing partition table, deleting volumes, or formatting, results in this error: "I/O error"
-TestDisk:Tried analyzing, gave an error, also saying that there are no partitions when there is.
-Crystal Disk Info: Doesn't even show the drive at all
-Device manager: shows up, and says "this device is working properly" (yeah right...)
So now I'm turning to you guys. I'm hoping somebody with better insight to this can help me out, as i desperately need this drive to work just temporarily. I don't care about the files currently on it, its a scratch disk after all. Thanks in advance!
I attached a screenshot of some things I'm encountering.