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PC wont detect external hard drive

Yesterday, my computer stopped detecting my external drive, a.k.a "Bastard Drive". If i plugged my calbe in, it made a 'hardware detected' noise but nothing came up, not even under disk management. I tried one of its drives into the computer via a sata cable, but it still didnt show up in windows vista, although BIOS named it... Ive tried plugging it into my brothers compuuter, with no results. Whats wrong with it and how can I fix it?

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  • crazyhaz May 29, 2009

    Yeah it does. Sorry, this is an iomega 1TB external hard drive. somehow got this WD hard drive mixed up in this topic...

    Im gonna run chkdsk today, see if it helps

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Does the drive have a socket for external power?  or do you have a USB cable with 2 usb and 1 mini usb?
Sounds like it needs external power.

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