If the drive has no files to be saved I just remove all partitions and start fresh.
If there are files to be saved I try RECUVA (which is noted in this forums top welcome post called "Lost and Found.")
Seagates have a bad rep. Be sure you don't trust any drive to have your last copy.
I have what I believe to be a corrupted 1Tb Seagate hard drive. If attempted to be opened in My Computer the window lags out and becomes unresponsive. ChkDsk accepts the command to scan the bad sectors but stalls beyond that and doesn't give any status on the scan or allow for any further input. I cannot format and wipe the drive as it is unopenable and it lags out whenever I try. I tried using both Sandisk and Seagate programs to fix the drive but no avail.
Does anyone have any idea as to how I might proceed with this, preferably whilst retaining the files on the drive and also whilst avoiding paying massive amounts to a recovery service to get it fixed?
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.