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Windows XP not recognizing the hard drives

Good morning, I bougt two Seagate 250 GB EIDE HD 7200/8MB/ATA-100 Hardrives and encased them in two Ultra Hard Drive Enclosure 3.5 USB 2.0/ Firewire cases. The first one quit and started clicking. I was told its as good as scrap metal now :(. About $200 total down the drain. The other one after reinstalling windows xp will not be recognized in the My Computer area. I have played with and activated the USB drives, downloaded some drivers... and tried different cords and USB ports. Could someone please help me with this issue. I put all my personal data on this hard drive for the reinstallation I did. Any help would be much appriciated! Thank you very much Shayne

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Is there no sollution for the first drive?, mines acting the same, just clicking and ****, wont show in my computer either.

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On the first drive that does sound DOA if you bought it new, is less than one year old and the warranty hasn?t been voided you should be able to get a refund from the manufacturer. Second drive, have you tried connecting the drive enclosure to another computer as a test? If it can?t read the drive data either I would suspect the enclosure electronics are faulty. Also have you tried the firewire interface yet? Semper Fi, are you active or former?

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