J:\ is not accessible. the request could not be preformed because of an I/O device er
I have a Simple Tech External 160gb hard drive, and when i try to go view its contents in "my computer" it says J:\ is not accessible. the request could not be preformed because of an I/O device error.
I haven't had this problem before with the laptop( it let me access it with no problem) and now am having trouble. i have tried plugging it in and out, uninstalling the driver...(it comes with a driver i guess because it doesn't require a cd, when you stick it in it says found new hardware, then says hardware is installed and ready to use)I am NOT willing to reformatt it because i have tons of music on it...and I have also tried restarting my computer, and it still says the error!!!
Also...it SOMETIMES lets me view what file system it is and the free space and capacity, but it doesn't let me in to view it's contents!
Someone please help. I don't know what to do...thanks