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My mad dog external hard drive is ticking and my desktop pc will not recognize it....why?

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  • annie983 Aug 07, 2009

    Ok but what about the info on it? Is it gone forever? Anyway to get it off of there? anyway at all?

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The drive is defective. replace it

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