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I drop my external hard drive and it still working but my computer did reconised it.I open it and every thing still on place thank you

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The first thing to try is disconnect and reconnect the USB (?) cable between the drive and workstation.

Shake it 'Gently'. If you hear a sound like metal against metal (disc based drives), the rocker arm is damaged and most likely the drive will need to be replaced.

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you can run a disk utility program such as disc warrior. It can put your hard drive thru read write etc...

if no such program is available to you, I would try a few reads, writes, erases and renames of files... you may just be A-OK..

I've dropped drives, piano keyboards etc... and they've lived to work again...
Besides, if you ever saw how UPS handles their packages before they get to your door or to the stores...

Is the drive working quietly? without any strange hesitations? ... sounds like you may have received grace from the hard drive elf on this one...

Ps. You may want to put in on a no-skid pad or attach a piece to the bottom to help secure it a bit.

Let me know how it goes.
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If you are running WIN98 the USB drivers must be added for they don't come with the operating system as in later windows. (from Win Me on up)
And too, some times if you connect your devices in the front they are 1.1 instead of 2.0.
try using the ports in the rear where (if) that is where they are working for the external drives and see if the pen drive is reconised
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hope this helps if not then i will be more then glad to to a chat with you

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