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External drive clicking, found in devise manager, but not in comp

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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.
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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.
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