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How to fix my external hard drive

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  • Seagate
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May 29, 2012 3:30:20 AM

Hi my 1 tb seagate external hard drive is not being recognised on my pc can anyone help i have tried chkdsk

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a b G Storage
May 29, 2012 1:45:06 PM

Can you see it in the BIOS?

Assuming you're running Windows 7, does it appear in 'Disk Management' once you get to Windows?
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May 29, 2012 10:52:04 PM

it shows a usb root hard drive in the unspecified section of devices and printers
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May 30, 2012 1:19:06 AM

Have you tried the drive in different USB ports on your computer? The computer should make some sort of noise when it detects a USB device (or Esata) being plugged in. When you power on the external drive you should also hear the drive spinning up. Does the drive make any odd clicking noise?
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May 30, 2012 1:30:12 AM

Try plugging it into different ports, as mike said. If that doesn't work, plug it into a different computer. If it can be seen by another comp then it's something to do with your comp. Also, if you actually do notice a clicking noise, that means your hdd is failing/failed. In which case try your hardest to recover the data on it.
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May 30, 2012 3:03:44 AM

ubercake said:
Can you see it in the BIOS?

Assuming you're running Windows 7, does it appear in 'Disk Management' once you get to Windows?


Mine doesnt appear and ive tried all the ports and i also tried to uninstall and then re-install but its still not working. What can i do?

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May 30, 2012 11:52:54 PM

yes it does make a clicking noise does this mean its the hardware problem
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a c 137 G Storage
May 31, 2012 2:50:31 PM

Clicking noise is bad, it's a hardware issue with the drive. At times a board swap can do the trick, need to check ebay or somewhere for an exact match. May not fix it though, if it does not, you can try a drop of about 3 inches flat on a desk. If that does not work, putting the drive in a freezer for several hours wrapped in a paper towel, then try it. Those at best will get you some time to get the data out, although how much time is unknown. Those things work very rarely.
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