You are posting a reply to: I’m comfortable with software but for some reason uncomfortable with computer hardware. The hard drive does power on – the blue light comes on so it’s getting power. It always did this since I bought it so afaik it’s normal for this drive Now, when I attach it, it goes whiz-whiz-whiz a few times, then I hear the bing-bing indicating usb attached.. Thanks in advance Tracy. I installed Easeus hoping to do some kind of data recovery of whatever’s missing or corrupted.. Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam:

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Drivers are all working fine, updated etc. External HDD detected but not working Feb 20, Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. He has not posted back to say whether it worked.

It’s little icon in the system tray also is there, and the computer does do it’s little bing-bing when it’s attached. Please try again now or at a later time. I don’t rely on my external drive – I have just been recently backing up my laptop as I was planning a reformat.


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I’ve forgotten my password. So it’s spinning but not reading. But hey, maybe the problem existed before I even accidentally plugged it in during startup. Can you tell me – or direct me to something that will tell me – step by step – how to take it vomstar and swap enclosures? Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links. Click here to Register a free account now!

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Promote cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: I go into Device manager and its there and working aparently. Hi All, I have an external hard drive that worked fine until yesterday, when I effed it up.

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The guys at the computer shop said that doing anything with the inside would require a “clean” environment and all this stuff I don’t even remember now and basically scared the crap out of me for a minute. Started by lucyndahansenDec 20 Is this your drive, http: All times are GMT Posted 21 December – I just realized now that a post was opened yesterday with a similar problem posted by anthonygpace sounds pretty similar anyway.


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I have not seen an external hard drive enclosure Having grandkids is God’s way of giving you a 2nd chance because you were too busy working your butt off the 1st time around Do not send me PMs with problems that should be posted in the forums. I’m running a laptop with WinXP Home bit. Keep it in the forums, so everyone benefits Become a BleepingComputer fan: I’m good with my computer – but I don’t touch the insides of things.

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