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No access to the disk, same clicking sound + constant light

I tried starting up with the HDD disconnected... constant blue light, no shutdown. I tried connecting the HDD to a Windows computer, but it is undetected. I just moved all my media files onto the EDmini.. Help!!!

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  • wraduma Jun 22, 2009

    I physically removed the HDD from the EDmini case and plugged it in a windows PCs SATA port & power supply. Actually, Windows can detect the hard drive, but cannot read the partition. I tried using tips from. But windows ask if i want to format the HDD when i try to access it. What other ways are there to read a linux formated partition? appart from plugging the HDD into a linux computer... i don't have one.



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It may not be getting enough power. Is there an external power supply you can plug in or another USB connector that can be plugged in to another port?

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