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a b $ Windows 7
July 16, 2011 9:04:06 PM

Did u assign letter to the drive?
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July 16, 2011 9:11:09 PM

no, it automatically did it. It was E
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a b $ Windows 7
July 16, 2011 9:15:55 PM

Is it brand new? Internal?


Did u look into disk management if it is active?
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July 16, 2011 9:18:55 PM

No, I have had it for 2 yrs. 2 tb
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a b $ Windows 7
July 16, 2011 9:24:51 PM

Did u look into disk management if it is active?

Internal? External? Empty?
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a b $ Windows 7
July 16, 2011 9:27:58 PM

Can u see it in device manager?
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July 16, 2011 9:33:15 PM

I have looked in all those places. Not there. It has files on it.
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a b $ Windows 7
July 16, 2011 9:36:17 PM

Can u see it in device manager?

Is it Internal or external drive?
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a b $ Windows 7
July 16, 2011 9:47:57 PM

Could be dead - u can try re-seat the power+connection cable.U probably have done that, right.
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a b $ Windows 7
July 16, 2011 9:48:18 PM

Once I've had issue like that and I did put the HDD in to freezer overnight in sealed plastic bag and next day drive worked for about 20 minutes so I transferred almost 20GB of files. Drive was WD Raptor 74GB. Lasted me 4 years(5 year/warr)

I tried other things with it, but this one worked the magic.

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July 16, 2011 9:54:06 PM

I feel the hard drive moving and then there is no vibration. Main hard drive has no vibration and it works fine. Not sure what to think.
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a b $ Windows 7
July 16, 2011 10:04:32 PM

Could be the heads triing to read - that's why you can hear it, but it does not post to the PC.

I have lots of files I cannot loose, I do photography, so I have few millions of files. I back up to identical size of hard drives, so I have everything 2x on 2 different drives. Now they are cheap = 2TB is about $70 that is = much cheaper than dvds and no clutter.

Well, good luck.
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July 16, 2011 10:10:59 PM

what should I do?
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a b $ Windows 7
July 16, 2011 10:13:23 PM

I hope u have some back up, is it still in warranty? What drive it is?
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July 16, 2011 10:15:31 PM

This was my backup drive. Warranty expired.
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a b $ Windows 7
July 16, 2011 10:22:26 PM

Now u can take a look what's inside, lots of shiny parts. Drive is done.Time to get new one and faster and bigger and much cheaper,buddy.
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July 16, 2011 10:49:33 PM

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July 17, 2011 2:30:50 AM

Horrible information you gave nikorr lol, i have been recovering hard drives for about 2 years now and i can say even if you cant see the drive in windows it can still be good. Such as the file partition table got corrupt or deleted. I have used utilites such as disk digger to recover files from drives that you cannot see in windows.

If you want to try and repair the drive i recommend using something called HDat2 or Diskgenious which are found on Hirens Boot CD and they repair bad sectors in the hard drive to make it work again. This is free to download from their website. Try these options before giving up hope and just junking what could be a good drive.
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December 16, 2011 12:21:19 AM

mightymaxio said:
Horrible information you gave nikorr lol, i have been recovering hard drives for about 2 years now and i can say even if you cant see the drive in windows it can still be good. Such as the file partition table got corrupt or deleted. I have used utilites such as disk digger to recover files from drives that you cannot see in windows.

If you want to try and repair the drive i recommend using something called HDat2 or Diskgenious which are found on Hirens Boot CD and they repair bad sectors in the hard drive to make it work again. This is free to download from their website. Try these options before giving up hope and just junking what could be a good drive.


DiskGenious did the trick for me, just needed to reassign a letter to the drive. Cheers!

Sam
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a b $ Windows 7
December 16, 2011 12:24:49 AM

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