fatal device hardware error

hi ive got a WD elements hardrive im trying to get into and it keeps coming up with this

( location is not available)

F:/ is not accessable

the request failed due to a fatal device hardware error 

ive tryed the troubleshooting suggestion but it didnt work 

ive got my computer backed up on it so i really need the info 

pls help 

Might be a disk failure. The first thing is, try another computer, preferably NOT Windows XP and see if the drive opens there.
Sumit

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Last updated September 16, 2020 Views 65 Applies to: