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Buffalo USB 25gb external hard drive

I get a message on both my desktop and laptop pc's stating that the "USB device is not recognized" and it does not appear on "my computer" or is noted as an unknown device on the usb port.

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    Same issue, but mine's making a nasty 'ticking' noise. Shattered, purchased 3 days ago as desperately needed to wipe PC. Now all my files are in 'puter heaven



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There is probably just a bad connection between the usb and hard drive. Unplugging it and plugging it back in. If that doesn't work try another usb port. That usually fixes the problem.

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