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Plug and play manager states drive disappeared without first being prepared. Drive is still there but is "ghost" . This is a data drive only, (D) not the C drive.

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It is not fixed yet, I'm taking it to a computer repair place, as other problems have cropped up. Thanks anyway

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Clicking sound on an external hard drive is an indication that it's quiting to work. You mentioned that it's just stopped working, you may need to check the Disk Management of your computer to see if you could still reformat it. To do this, please follow the steps below:

FOR WINDOWS XP AND VISTA:

1. Make sure that the HD is properly connected to the computer.
2. Right-click 'My Computer' or 'Computer' folder and then go to "Manage".
3. Locate and click Disk Management.
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6. If a drive letter disappears, then that is your external 250GB HD. You may reformat it to make it work again.

NOTE: Reformatting the HD will erase all the files saved in it. You may want to bring your HD in any data recovery center to retrieve the important files. If the HD didn't show up under your Disk Management, then there's nothing that we could do but to bring your HD in to the Data Recovery to save the files.

FOR MACINTOSH OSX:

1. Connect your HD to the computer.
2. Click 'Go' (located near the Apple icon, Finder, File, Edit and View).
3. Select Utilities and then click the Disk Utility Icon.
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If a drive letter disappears, that's your HD. If nothing disappears, then the computer no longer detecting the HD.

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Dane elec portable hard drive not recognised by win 7 pc


External hard drives are plug-and-play devices used to store music, video and data files. Once the drive is connected, the computer checks its systems for the appropriate drivers, loads them, and the external drive is ready to use.


If the computer does not recognize the external drive, plug it into another computer to ensure the drive is not corrupted.

If the drive is good, a few simple steps should help re-enable the drive for use.


Switch the power button to "off."

Disconnect the power cord from any extension cords or power strip, then re-seat the power cord into the hard drive.


Connect the cord directly into an outlet and power up the drive.

If the drive is powered and still not working, check the data cable.


Power down the hard drive and disconnect the data cable from the computer.

Wait 30 seconds to one minute.


Reconnect the data cable and power up the drive.

If the drive is not detected, power down the hard drive and connect the cable to a different port.

Power up the drive.

If the drive is detected but not working, check for a missing driver.


Click on the "Start" button, right-click "Computer" and select "Manage."

Enter your administrator password if requested.

Select "Device Manager" and double-click "Disk Drives."


Right-click the yellow exclamation point and install the missing driver. Close the Device Manager.

If the drive is detected but not working check to ensure it has an assigned drive letter.


Disconnect all devices connected by USB cables from the computer. Reconnect the drive's data and USB power cables directly into the computer.


Click on the "Start" button, right-click "Computer" and select "Manage." Enter your administrator password if requested.

Click on "Disk Management," right-click the external hard drive, click "change drive letter and path," and click "Add."


Assign a drive letter.

Avoid using A, B or C (C is usually assigned to the computer's internal hard drive). Click "OK" close the window.


If the drive is detected but not working, check whether the drive is in sleep mode.

Disconnect all devices connected by USB cables from the computer.


Reconnect the drive's data and USB power cables directly into the computer.

Click the "Start" button, right-click "Computer" and select "Manage."

Enter your administrator password if requested.


Select "Device Manager" and double-click "Universal Serial Bus Controllers."

Double-click the first instance of "USB Root Hub" or "Root Hub."

Check for the hard drive.


If the drive is not visible, move to the next instance of "USB Root Hub."

Continue checking each instance until the hard drive is located.


Once located, click the "Power Management" tab and uncheck the "Allow computer to turn off this device to save power" box, click "OK," then close the Device Manager.


Power the computer down, wait 30 seconds to one minute, and power the computer back up to ensure the drive is detected.


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Clicking sound on an external hard drive is an indication that it's quiting to work. You mentioned that it's just stopped working, you may need to check the Disk Management of your computer to see if you could still reformat it. To do this, please follow the steps below:

FOR WINDOWS XP AND VISTA:

1. Make sure that the HD is properly connected to the computer.
2. Right-click 'My Computer' or 'Computer' folder and then go to "Manage".
3. Locate and click Disk Management.
4. Then, take note of the drive letters that will appear on the screen.
5. While the Disk Management window is opened, unplug the HD and check which drive letter will disappear.
6. If a drive letter disappears, then that is your external 250GB HD. You may reformat it to make it work again.

NOTE: Reformatting the HD will erase all the files saved in it. You may want to bring your HD in any data recovery center to retrieve the important files. If the HD didn't show up under your Disk Management, then there's nothing that we could do but to bring your HD in to the Data Recovery to save the files.

FOR MACINTOSH OSX:

1. Connect your HD to the computer.
2. Click 'Go' (located near the Apple icon, Finder, File, Edit and View).
3. Select Utilities and then click the Disk Utility Icon.
4. Take note the drive letters and then unplug the HD.

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Good luck!

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