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External HD not starting properly

I have a 320 GB WD MyBook External Harddrive, it was working fine until I moved my desk and computer, now when I plug it in the green light comes on, but instead of the familiar whir of the drive running, it has a faint clicking noise on the inside. My computer doesn't recognize that the drive is there so I am unable to run any kind of virus scan.
The drive isn't responding to the power button on the front, it turns on automatically when I plug it in, and all it does after that is click. To turn it off I have to unplug it completely.
Any help will do.

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  • ppayman Oct 05, 2008

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I have a 320GB WD external Hard disk but my windows does nots recognize it. Whar should I do to solve this problem?


  • ppayman Oct 05, 2008

    I have a 320GB WD External Hard Disk but Windows do not recognize it, what should I do to solve this problem?

  • Anonymous Oct 12, 2008

    I hve the samm problem with my 500 gb mybook it shows the green light but isn´t rrecognised by windows...... it shows up as a local disk L: but í can't open it:S

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    i have 320gb and i reformatted on moxi charter dvr cable box and now it wont show up on my computer at all any more no icon no nothing help

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    My 500gig just died and I lost everything - some backup that drive was cost me couple grand easy to replace this stuff not to mention I had projects on there i have been working on for over a year.

  • elias21157 Jan 13, 2009

    My Mybook is 500GB and I have a clicking sound as well. Just noticed today and have done nothing yet. I hope you have the solution.

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    External Hard Disk. 500gigs.
    When connecting to DVD player:
    Seems to have a problem booting up.
    The sound is different from when it runs healthily.
    Clicks instead of spinning.

    When connecting to desk top:
    Unable to fully access data from disk.

    Many Questions Here on this page...FIXYa.. got any Help?

    Thanks.

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My 500 gig mybook is clicking and not showing up at all, I am going to serioulsy lose my mind WTF!!!!

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