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My external wd elements not reading and the light in the hardisk is on but not blinking

Its a hard disk that i was using until one day i plugged it to my frnds computer and when i bought it back the speed was low and my hardware was not recognizing anymore

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    febinaz Dec 01, 2012

    i was running smoothly before i plugged it to my frndz pc

  • febinaz
    febinaz Dec 01, 2012

    it was having great speed too but now i dont know what happned

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Could have picked up a virus from your friends computer, or the device is just on the fritz. It also could have been corrupted. When removing an external hard drive you should always go to the bottom right click on the little green arrow icon and select "safely remove <your device>" otherwise you risk corrupting the files on it. Plug in the hard drive to your computer. Right click on Computer/My Computer and select Manage. Click on Disk Management on the left side. If your device shows up then the drive most likely has corrupted files or the file table. Right click on your device and initialize it if it isn't and then format the device and it will work again. You will lose all your data in the process. You can download Recurva from piriform.com to try and recover your files if you like. If the device doesn't show at all in disk management then I'd say its toast.

Posted on Dec 02, 2012

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its happens when the hard drives cable or usb port is problem


change the ccable then try

other wise plug the pci usb card & first diseble the motherboards usb port


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Well i got a simple 320 gb external hard drive, and since the first month i had problems, i solve the recovery issue by opening the hard drive, and find it out, the inside was broken, and it got unplugged. so plugged it back and got my info. if your data its more important than 200dlls or less break the thing open, because if you claim the warranty they are not responsible for your information.

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when you power up the computer press F2 or "del" key to enter in bios then go to usb option and enable usb 2.0 legacy. then save settings .
then check.
some times usb speed make issue so try this.
Also check your usb cable working fine try with other usb cable.
Also check harddisk jumper settings.
If still face problems then you need to repair it.
You shuold take it to service shop becasue you try with 10 computers and all gives same error then your harddisk has hardware issue.
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I devised these simple steps that tend to remedy quite a few issues with most USB portable / external hard drives and devices (though not always)

A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems similar steps may be adapted to suit.

1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability

2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)

3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.

4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.

5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especialy true if you move a HUB to another port

If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues then check your hardware from CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE.
Any exclamation marks by hardware need fixing before you investigate any further

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