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Yellow light? My hard drive is about a year old now and this morning when I went to turn it on, the drive would not boot itself up. The light came on but it was yellow, or more like red and green on at the same time. I tried it a few minutes ago and it ended up working but I've been worrying all day. I have 140 Gb worth of important video files on this drive and I'm afraid this might happen again and not fix itself. Has anyone else had this problem? is there a way to fix it? or should I start saving up for a new hard drive and keep my old one running until then?

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Re: Yellow light?

Tre, save early, save often, save many. I have seen, heard and experienced external hard drives failing. It is a good habit to use the "usb device safe removal tool" the green arrow on the task bar. When the device is safely removed, turn it off. When you need the drive again...turn it on save files, safely remove device, turn it off. Sometimes the turning on and off of the computer with the drive hooked up can cause issues over time. Anyway hope that helps. Good Luck. Tim

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