External hard drive fails to read Tags: Hard Drives External Hard Drive Storage Last response: April 19, 2012 10:14 AM in Storage Share terryedmondson April 12, 2012 11:10:17 AM What can i try to rectify this fault More about : external hard drive fails read neon neophyte April 12, 2012 11:52:07 AM more info please list your hardware. does the drive spin up? can you see the drive? describe whats going on in more detail terryedmondson April 19, 2012 10:14:19 AM 1. The hard drive does spin up 2. It is an hitachi XL 1000 3. i am running widows XP 4.The icon disappears from the my computer window Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumExternal hard drive fails to read ForumWhat to do when external hard drive fails to read ? ForumWindows cannot read toshiba external hard drive not working ForumHow can i get my computer to read my external hard drive ForumHow to recover data from a broken external hard drive ForumHow to fix corrupted files in external hard drive ForumExternal hard drive not reading ForumNeed help with External Hard Drive ForumUnable to read external hard drive after BSOD ForumPortable External Hard Disk Drive ForumCan't format my external hard drive . Should I wipe it? ForumMy Seagate External Hard Drive is making clicking noises and won't connect to th ForumHitachi external hard drive 500gb problems need to recover data ForumIs it possible to retrieve data from a damaged external hard drive ForumMy computer is not recognizing my external hard drive . It doesnt seem to show up ForumHow to recover data from a unrecognized external hard drive ForumExternal hard drive half the size after formatting ForumMy computer cannot read external hard drive ForumSSD swap for Avatar 145A2 Ultrabook? ForumExternal hard disk does not recognized by PC More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !