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Hard drive wont connect to computer

Green light comes on, and when you connect it to laptop/computer with USB, it makes a beeping sound. Looking through computer management storage, computer is not recognizing that it is connected at all.

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Does you drive make any sounds like these? If yes you have a mechanical problem and you should get a specialist to work on it. If not - try to remove the drive from USB casing and connect it directly to your PC or put into another USB enclosure. This should help if the problem is with the enclosure itself and not with the drive. 

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SOURCE: External Hard Drive has stopped being recognized

First thing to do is to try it on another computer to see if its not your windows playing with you.

If that doesn't work its either the USB controller inside your Hard drive box or the hard drive itself.

The only way to figure it out from there is to open the Hard drive case remove the Hard drive and either try it with another usb module that you know works or plug it right in the computer with IDE or Sata interface.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Hard Drive not recognized by laptop

The Hard Drive could have come loose from the SATA or PATA connection, or your Hard Drive could have simply died. If it is still under warranty; replace it. If it is out of warranty; open the external casing and check that the HD is connected and / or test the HD in a separate external casing or Desktop that you have. If it is connected and the external casing is working properly (or Desktop is booting properly and can read it), then you have a dead Hard Drive and will have to buy a new one.

Posted on May 03, 2010

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SOURCE: My computer is not recognizing that the hard drive

Hello,
You will uninstall all the usb universal root hub , and to do follow all the steep.
R- click on My com>Properties>Hardware >Device manager>Scrol the mouse down for select usb . Now you will uninstall all the usb and restart the raptop again.

If your problem will same ,change the usb cable for HDD.

Hope it will help you.

Posted on Dec 25, 2010

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SOURCE: My External Hard drive is not recognized and makes sound

Have you tried connecting your external to some other computer or OS, will the same problem occur?

Well, in thiscase the MOST effective way is to try some so-called data recovery software to see if you can find some data back. Recommend you have a try of Wondershare Data Recovery. Get the program from its site.
data recovery (for Windows OS)
Mac data recovery (for Mac OS X)

Good luck. I hope that my reply has shed some light on the problem! Remember - Always make Backups of your precious data!

Posted on Jan 13, 2011

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