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How to recover external hard drive

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May 15, 2010 4:17:33 PM

Hello,
LAST NIGHT I CONNECTED MY EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE BUT FOR SOME REASON WINDOWS IS NOT RECOGNIZING IT.

I REBOOTED IT MANY TIMES BUT IT IS SAME.

ANYONE HAS ANY IDEA, PLEASE.

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May 18, 2010 2:15:30 AM

Please list system specs and as much info as you can, so that other members may be better able to help you
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May 18, 2010 5:02:21 PM

Are you hearing the external drive spin up? Is it spinning up but you are hearing a click sound? I was having problems with my external and found it was the power supply. Try plugging the external into a different USB port. If that doesn't work then you can try taking the drive out of the external housing and hooking it up inside your computer to see if you can access the drive that way. A lot easer to do with SATA because you do not have to worry about primary and secondary settings.

If you are not comfortable inside computers then you will want to have someone that knows their way around to help you out.
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May 19, 2010 1:37:50 AM

There might be various reasons for your external drive not show up.

1, virus? bad boot sector? Then some program can help you out http://www.icare-recovery.com/

2, external port bad? Change another port or another pc to test.

3, bad electric device? change another one to try.

4, bad sector? then you got trouble.
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