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My external storage drive is not recognized by my computer (XP operating system), what should I do?  the drive is a WD 1600 model

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  • punchbugsrul Dec 31, 2008

    My WD 500GB My Book was working just fine, until it got dropped, oops. now my computer does not recognize it when plugged in, does not make and funny noises, or sound like anything broken. was not safely ejected, is this fixable? Data not important, but only backup for not replaceable photos. Please help.

  • lokriek Feb 04, 2009

    My firelite was working fine yesterday, but today when I booted up, it doesn't even get recognized by my winxp os. I tried multiple reboots. No luck!

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Does you drive make any sounds like these? If yes you have a mechanical problem and you should get a specialist to work on it. If not - try to remove the drive from USB casing and connect it directly to your PC or put into another USB enclosure. This should help if the problem is with the enclosure itself and not with the drive.

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