Hi, I got myself a problem with a WD(My Book 650Gb)6400 AAV External USB Drive, I am using WinXP and Linux Mint 9, I bought it a while ago 2th. hand and formated it with Linux using FAT32 as file system.
I used the drive for about 6 months only on Linux. I then got a virus infection on the XP partition, could not fix it and lost access to both partitions and had to format my PC’s 500Mb internal drive, after reinstalling both OS I can not access my WD USB Drive anymore, XP reports file system: RAW
and Linux: online and healthy, “dmesg” reports:
[ 1834.964874] FAT: bogus number of reserved sectors
[ 1834.964880] VFS: Can’t find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sdc1.
both suggest Formating in order to access it.
I know that there is nothing wrong with the drive because it was disconnected when this all happened,
so the question is how do I get my data back? Anybody can help?