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My iqon hard drive will power up but i cant access it


Clicking sound on an external hard drive is an indication that it's quiting to work. You mentioned that it's just stopped working, you may need to check the Disk Management of your computer to see if you could still reformat it. To do this, please follow the steps below:

FOR WINDOWS XP AND VISTA:

1. Make sure that the HD is properly connected to the computer.
2. Right-click 'My Computer' or 'Computer' folder and then go to "Manage".
3. Locate and click Disk Management.
4. Then, take note of the drive letters that will appear on the screen.
5. While the Disk Management window is opened, unplug the HD and check which drive letter will disappear.
6. If a drive letter disappears, then that is your external 250GB HD. You may reformat it to make it work again.

NOTE: Reformatting the HD will erase all the files saved in it. You may want to bring your HD in any data recovery center to retrieve the important files. If the HD didn't show up under your Disk Management, then there's nothing that we could do but to bring your HD in to the Data Recovery to save the files.

FOR MACINTOSH OSX:

1. Connect your HD to the computer.
2. Click 'Go' (located near the Apple icon, Finder, File, Edit and View).
3. Select Utilities and then click the Disk Utility Icon.
4. Take note the drive letters and then unplug the HD.

If a drive letter disappears, that's your HD. If nothing disappears, then the computer no longer detecting the HD.

Good luck!

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Nov 26, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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I connect my Hard drive after a month . once i connected its works properly than I connect to the different PC all of sudden its wont works, computer reconganize the drive but not able to access any files....


If it works on some computers but not on others either they don't support the format or the drive letter assigned to the drive is already in use by the computer. Windows Help > Change drive letter

If it cannot be read by any computer either the hard drive has failed, the AC adapter has failed or the internal board that converts USB to drive interface has failed. Best bet is to remove the drive from the enclosure and put it in a new enclosure. NewEgg.com or Best Buy > drive enclosures

If a new enclosure does not work the drive has failed. Google > hard drive recovery

Good luck!

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How do i store movies?


just copy an paste at your hard drive

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Drive not working/ not showing on desktop/ green light showing on powerpack but light blinking amber / yellow on the hard drive


Do you hear a clicking sound while the HD (hard drive) is ON? If not, here's what you need to do:

1. Try to connect the HD into different USB ports of your computer. Or might as well, try different computer.

2. If you're using USB cable to connect the HD to the computer, try different cable. If it has a FireWire connection, then try FireWire.

3. If same problem occur, check the Disk Management of your computer while the HD is connected. To check the Disk Management, here's how:

- Right click "My Computer" (for XP) or right-click the "Computer" icon (for Vista or Win 7).
- Go to"Manage", then select "Disk Management".
- List down all the drive letters that you will see. Include the "Unallocated" disk space on the list(if there is), then unplug the HD from the computer.

* If there's a drive letter that disappears, then it's your HD. You may reconnect the HD to the computer > right-click on the HD's drive letter > change drive letter. Try to set the drive letter of the HD in drive X: or V:.

* If the drive letters remained the same, though you disconnect your HD, then, it means that the HD is no longer detected by the computer.

* If the HD appears to be "unallocated", then you need to reformat it.

*** However, if you're hearing a clicking sound, I'm sorry to inform you that the HD is no longer working. That clicking sound is also called the "click of death".

Thank you and good luck!

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Hi, I have an external hard drive GHD225U40 that


go to device manager on computer, (while the external hardrive is connected) find the drive on the list and right click it or somthing, and look to see if you can update any drivers on it..this is more then likely your problom because when you switched from xp to 7 it might have wiped out the drivers for the external hardrive

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Cannot get external hard drive to work


- Make sure that the hard drive (HD) is properly connected to the computer.

- Try connecting it to a different computer to make sure that the HD is the problem.

- Check the Disk Management in your computer to see if the HD could still be detected. Once detected, reformat the HD and it should work again.

To check the Disk Management:

NOTE: Make sure that the external HD is connected and turned ON.

1. Right-click "My Computer" (XP) or "Computer" icon (Vista)
2. Select Manage and click on "Disk Management".
3. From the Disk Management, you will see a drive letters
4. Write down all the drive letters and then disconnect the Maxtor HD from the computer.
5. If there's a drive letter that disappears, then that is your Maxtor HD.
6. Reconnect the Maxtor HD and reformat it. You may right-click the drive letter and there's an option to format the HD.

If you're hearing a clicking sound while the HD is turned on, mostly, it's already defective.

Have a great day!

Oct 17, 2009 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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I used my hard drive with great success for a while now, switching it between several computers. Today, however, it wouldn't register anymore, my computer won't see it. It makes the sound when i plug it...


Hello,

Sorry to inform you that the HD is starting to quit working. Clicking sound is the indicator that it's no longer responding. There could be some bad sectors in the HD.

You may want to check the Disk Management of your computer to see if you could still reformat the HD. Bear in mind that reformatting the HD would erase all the files saved in it.

1. Connect the HD to the computer.
2. On your computer screen, locate "My Computer" or ""Computer" icon and right-click on it.
3. Click on Manage and then select Disk Management.
4. Write down all the drive letters that would appear.
5. While the Disk Management is opened, unplug the HD and see which drive letter would disappear.

If there's no drive letter that disappears, meaning that the HD is no longer recognized by the computer.

Try bringing you HD into any computer store that offers data recovery.


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Need help over my external Hard DrIVE


sounds like the file allocation tables are corrupt. Try the free recovery program found here: http://www.recuva.com/ and see if it finds your files. If so, copy them off to another location and reformet the external drive.

Jun 25, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Home Edition 500...

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Weird clicking sounds


Clicking sound on an external hard drive is an indication that it's quiting to work. You mentioned that it's just stopped working, you may need to check the Disk Management of your computer to see if you could still reformat it. To do this, please follow the steps below:

FOR WINDOWS XP AND VISTA:

1. Make sure that the HD is properly connected to the computer.
2. Right-click 'My Computer' or 'Computer' folder and then go to "Manage".
3. Locate and click Disk Management.
4. Then, take note of the drive letters that will appear on the screen.
5. While the Disk Management window is opened, unplug the HD and check which drive letter will disappear.
6. If a drive letter disappears, then that is your external 250GB HD. You may reformat it to make it work again.

NOTE: Reformatting the HD will erase all the files saved in it. You may want to bring your HD in any data recovery center to retrieve the important files. If the HD didn't show up under your Disk Management, then there's nothing that we could do but to bring your HD in to the Data Recovery to save the files.

FOR MACINTOSH OSX:

1. Connect your HD to the computer.
2. Click 'Go' (located near the Apple icon, Finder, File, Edit and View).
3. Select Utilities and then click the Disk Utility Icon.
4. Take note the drive letters and then unplug the HD.

If a drive letter disappears, that's your HD. If nothing disappears, then the computer no longer detecting the HD.

Good luck!

Jun 01, 2009 | Iomega (33215) 250 GB Hard Drive

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