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I have a seagate barracuda 7200.2 and a i/o magic usb hard drive enclosure. it runs fine blue light comes on but, doesn't show up on comp.

I have aonther hard dive that works fine... just wondering whats wrong?

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Have you tried the hard drive outside of the enclosure? Maybe it just isn't compatible with it. Else something with the connector could be broken

Posted on Jan 06, 2013

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  • Luther C. Ricks Jan 06, 2013

    i was wondering... do i had to go into bios and change anything?

  •  Dion Maas
    Dion Maas Jan 06, 2013

    There could be something in the BIOS that could solve this, but that is rather unlikely. You can always have a look if you want ofcourse

  • Luther C. Ricks Jan 06, 2013

    its making as running its woking..could it be repairing?

  • Luther C. Ricks Jan 06, 2013

    ok it stopped. but now the blue light is blinking

  •  Dion Maas
    Dion Maas Jan 06, 2013

    You need to have software for it to repair it, so that seems unlikely

  • Luther C. Ricks Jan 06, 2013

    just found 1 "recuva"

  • Luther C. Ricks Jan 06, 2013

    can't repair cause it doesn't see the enclosure / HD

  •  Dion Maas
    Dion Maas Jan 06, 2013

    Have you tried this enclosure and HDD combination on another computer?

  • Luther C. Ricks Jan 06, 2013

    yea same thing. even different versions of windows...this one is 7 , other is xp

  • Luther C. Ricks Jan 06, 2013

    hd might be fried....idk

  • Luther C. Ricks Jan 06, 2013

    master / slave setting maybe?

  •  Dion Maas
    Dion Maas Jan 06, 2013

    It could be both, first try making it a slave, and if that doesn't work then I think it is fried

  • Luther C. Ricks Jan 06, 2013

    yup gotta be fried...still not working

  • Luther C. Ricks Jan 06, 2013

    thx for your help dion

  •  Dion Maas
    Dion Maas Jan 06, 2013

    You're welcome, and I'm sorry that I can't really help you any further

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If the laptop is also XP, the drive should be recognized without problems. Sometimes this may not happen if the disk is unusually partitioned (could happen if you manually dual-booted it with Linux, for example). Verify the enclosure is working properly and has enough power supplied to, and that it appears in Device Manager. If all this applies, the enclosure must be considered working and the problem might be in the partitioning or disk access.

In XP Pro, do Start > Run Command > DISKMGMT.MSC and press OK. See whether the disk appears (if it doesn't, it's the enclosure, or its drivers - or the disk was dying and is now dead, but that's not very likely), select the NTFS or FAT32 partition - ignore any others - right click and mount the unit as drive, say, G.

If it doesn't work but the partition is found, you may need a more powerful tool such as Paragon Partition Manager.

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