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Crossfire 160GB My 160GB Crossfire suddenly stopped working some months ago and I have loads of archive material stored on it. My old computer ceased to recognise it on a Windows 98 platform - green light on Crossfire but it was not recognised by PC. My new computer is running with a Vista platform and still the same problem - no recognition of the hard disk by my PC even though the power of HD is on and it is connected by USB port Any ideas ? If I can just get the data off it I will probably ditch this Crossfire because its become so unreliable MFH i need help with my crossfire the pc those not want to read it and it need a werd sound.

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It's toast. unless you want to make a considerable investment in non-guaranteed data recovery then start planning for the future now.

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