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Blinking lights and not recognized by computer

My hard disk turn on and the light began blinking (between blue and and red) the comuter does not recognize the device (is not found in the manage-storage) solution provided in here.

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  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    My acomdata 160 gb reads info. on startup, but freezes after attempts to retrieve media with several clicks.

  • jayhawksfan Dec 02, 2008

    Mine is making the grinding/knocking noises and the lights are blinking and my computer won't recognize it

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Try to remove the internal drive from enclosure and connect directly to PC. Does it show up this way?
Does it make any new clicking/knocking/whirring/grinding sounds like any of these: http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php ?

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