External drive clicking, found in devise manager, but not in comp Tags: Hard Drives Disk Management External Drive Storage Last response: January 26, 2012 12:32 PM in Storage Share justusgirlz January 25, 2012 2:31:02 PM My Passport external drive began clicking and then disappeared from my comp. I can see it in the devise mangaer. When I went to my disk management, I can see the disk as not initialized. When attempting to initialize it tells me the files are write protected. Just hoping there are some more things I can attempt to recover these files...much is at stake. Thanks for any advice you can give. More about : external drive clicking found devise manager comp treefrog07 a b G Storage January 26, 2012 12:32:15 PM Sometimes the external enclosure fail, usually the circuit board that controls it. You could try removing the drive from its current enclosure and installing it in a desktop, or installing it into another external drive enclosure. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources External Hard Drive Clicking, can be found in device manager, but not in my comp Forum SolvedSeagate external hard drive is no longer detected by my computer. Not found in disk manager. Light is on. Forum I can not see my external hard drive in device manager, but not in my comp Forum I can see my external hard drive in device manager, but not in my comp Forum Can see external hard drive in device manager but not in my comp Forum I can see my external hard drive in device manager, but not in my comp Forum Solvedexternal 2tb HD see drive letter but cannot access, see simple healthy partition in comp management but cannot assign letter Forum Iomega external hard drive not found disc management Forum SolvedUSB 2.0 drive NOT detected in Explorer, Comp Management/Disk management or Device Manager Forum Solvedexternal hard drive is not found on my computer Forum SolvedExternal hard drive clicking but live- need to recover data! Forum SolvedMy seagate 1tb external hard drive is showing up in device manager, but not under disk management or my computer Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive not detected in Disk Management or Device Manager Forum SolvedFound external hard drive in disk drives but how do I retrieve it? Forum SolvedI have an external hard drive that is not showing up in device manager. Can you help? Forum Seagate External Hard Drive Launcher Error? Unable to Open drive by clicking the icon on my computer Forum Seagate external drive clicking, can I exchange platters to fix? Forum Seagate Expansion external drive not showing in disk management or my computer but shows in device manager Forum My external hard drive isn't being detected by my computer or disk manager Forum Drive works as internal but keep clicking as external Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !