My Book makes clicking noise and does not show up anymore
Help! I have all my files on MY Book and until today it worked great...now it clicks when I plug it in and my computer does not seem to recognize it anymore. What can I do??? Thank you for all the help! Merry Christmas!
Hi Its the same over here, first there was an error message with writing away something and now only the clicking until it stops completely.
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Click start click to open on my computer you should see your usb drive could be E: or something right click select properties there will be an array of options select the sharing tab option then advanced sharing make sure you have a tick in the share this folder box then click permissions make sure you have all 3 boxes ticked full control changes and read in windows 7 Click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now start You might tick one box then return after its finished the first repair then return and tick the second box you should not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive It might take some time depending on the of the disk be patient then you restore it to its default status Right click on usb drive select properties you will have an array of options Select the hardware option then select your drive properties policies restore defaults In XP Right click on your drive select properties then on customize restore Default in W 7 you might have to alternate doing this repeatedly until the problem is resolved Click start control panel scroll to folder options view place a tick in show hidden files folders and drives this may vary depending on your operating system
if you need more help with this or if i have missed the problem post a reply Hope this helps.
In your windows computer, right click on this drive and click on Search. In the search window click on More Advanced Options and check the checkbox to "Show hidden files and folders" and in the Search field type *.* and click on Search button, all the contents of the drive would be shown there and you can check if the files come in search results or not? In case they do, right click on any file and select the option "Open Containing Folder" and the folder containing the files would open up.
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Sorry to inform you that the HD is starting to quit working. Clicking sound is the indicator that it's no longer responding. There could be some bad sectors in the HD.
You may want to check the Disk Management of your computer to see if you could still reformat the HD. Bear in mind that reformatting the HD would erase all the files saved in it.
1. Connect the HD to the computer. 2. On your computer screen, locate "My Computer" or ""Computer" icon and right-click on it. 3. Click on Manage and then select Disk Management. 4. Write down all the drive letters that would appear. 5. While the Disk Management is opened, unplug the HD and see which drive letter would disappear.
If there's no drive letter that disappears, meaning that the HD is no longer recognized by the computer.
Try bringing you HD into any computer store that offers data recovery.
I'm a novice, but know enough to be dangerous, so I scrounged the internet trying to find a fix when this happened to me two weeks ago. I was devastated because of course I was too dumb (and cheap) to buy a second hard drive to back up the data on my first one. Lesson learned. Anyway, data recovery was 3 grand or more and I can't afford that so I took the advice of a bunch of people and tried the crazy idea of putting the dumb thing in the freezer. I took the case off using instructions I found on the web and then wrapped it in a white flour sack cloth to absorb moisture and put it in a ziplock in the freezer. After 24 hours freezing I tried again, nothing but obnoxious clicking. Going into Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Device Manager I could see the drive but it said there were no partitions. Windows Explorer wouldn't assign a drive letter. I threw it back in the freezer for 10 days and on a whim last night tried again. The USB 2.0 port on my XP computer is broken and everyone told me not to use Vista if I could help it. So I took a USB hub and plugged the new hard drive in first and let it boot up. Then I took the frozen hard drive and plugged it in too and I was SHOCKED when Autoplay started running. Maybe the drivers and software from the good drive allowed the bad one to boot up. I don't know. I just know that it didn't work plugged in directly to the USB but it did via the hub.... Anyway, I have cords running out of the freezer into my laptop which is perched on a chair outside the freezer. I got all my pictures and priceless data off this drive overnight. It did stop a few times (says it can't find the file and the drive stops spinning) and I was able to unplug it, plug it back in and get it going again. It is SLOWER THAN MOLASSES and I would strongly suggest prioritizing your stuff so you get the most important data first because you don't know how long it will run, but I am thrilled beyond belief I got my pictures and home movies back. People told me I was crazy and stupid for freezing a hard drive, but it worked for me so I'm not going to question it. My data is on the new hard drive which I am immediately going to back up onto a second and I will live happily ever after because I didn't need to spend thousands to get my data back. Good luck!
THIS WORKS....Here try this...unplug everything including the power cable...press and hold the button on the unit for 10 seconds. after that hook the unit back in the power cord first..and it should work...files and everythin are there...I got this from tech support and it worked for me