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I have a Toshiba hard drive model HDD2D16 C, Disk drive MK 1234GAX. When i connect it to my PC, it says that my PC cannot read it and red LED is always on the HD, Already try different USB cable and different computer but it is still the same. SO, what could be the solution to be able to have all my data back ???

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You can recover your data only if you have not dropped the disk down... there are many recovery software through which you can get back your data and even your disk

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Dear Haileyesus,

Welcome to Fixya help community and We'd happy to help you.

Had you changed anything recently before this problem surfaced? Did you check the 'Disk Management' and seen if the hard drive is listed.

Hard drive inaccessbility may happens due to verity of reasons and finding the real one could be tough and time consuming. Neverthless, I'd recommend few solutions based on my expertise and I'd request you to go through it and see if that might helps you to any extent.

1) Update the device driver for your Toshiba MK 1655GSX . For detailed tutorial and you can visit and follow the steps on the tutorials here:

2) Replace the SATA and power cable for the problem hard drive to check and make sure that cable isn't damaged or not working properly.

3) The third and last thing you could try is by connecting to different PC. This will ensure that weather your PC is infected or not.

If none of these helps you, feel free to brief your problem in more detail and I'd glad to assist you further.

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At this point the hard is dead. that sound is the head tring to read and not working. Data recovery is a long shot it this point as well.

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click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you should see a yellow question mark?
right click to reinstall drivers
make sure the lead/s that attach to this drive have a secure seating and are not bad/faulty the light on only tells that its getting power it might not be getting enough power you might test the lead/s or
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again, sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
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Hello, verified if your hard disk is properly installed in the closure, don't forget to format your hard drive in NTFS. if your problem persist maybe need to check your USB connections in device manager.

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My Toshiba Hard disk drive MK 1234GAX 120GB Fall down on floor accidently during working. Now it is not accessing the data inside. It is sounding like the internal machinery stop working. Plz help my...

If the disk isn't making noise when it has power going to it, it's safe to assume that it's dead. If you need the data recovered from it, you'll have to go to a data recovery specialist like CBL that costs a pretty good amount of money (hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars, sadly).

Disk space is cheap these days. Always back up data that you can't afford to lose. 1tb drives are under $100 these days.

Sorry to hear about the drop. I've lost data before, and replacing it is a major pain.

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