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Widnows doesnt recognize maybe corrupted? not sure

Yesterday my drive worked great. Today i got back and it was not vibrating / working like when its on. I turned it on and it started beeping and then stopped after awhile. Windows sees in as a USB mass external drive but does recognize it as a disk drive anymore. Instead of working / vibrating it does nothing. Is it a hardware issue or corrupted. I would assume if it was corrupted that the files would be there and it would still be recognized as a drive

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  • Shaffy Dec 01, 2007

    no it does not its the 150 gig one i don't have to model number here. and comp shuldnt matter sicne it doesnt work on multiple comps

  • Aarti Dec 29, 2007

    Hi ,

    I have Fantom external USB hard drive of 250GB capacity with external power supply. It was working fine. But recently, when I start the power supply, the green light on the power supply is fine.BUt the moment the hard disk is switched on ,it makes noise about 5-6 times (blue light at this time), but then it stops the noise and red light is shown. Also windows does not detect the har drive. PLease suggest some solution so that windows can detect and i can get my data back.



  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2008

    I think I have the same problem. external hard drive worked fine, now it is nowhere to be found on my file manager. Where do I get the driver for WIN XP if I could try that. thanks.



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Galigul is correct. Try going through process of elimination. Try another known good working computer with good USB ports that another device is working. try it there and check if it works. If it works there, then problem is isolated to your computers' USB port or ports. Try a known good working USB device on your computer and check if it works or has the same problem. From there, you'll be able to determine if the problem is hardware related or software device drivers or Operating system conflicts.
If problem is with the software device drivers, try updating your Windows.

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Hey there - I should know whether it has an external power supply - Please give me the model. I think that it should be a hardware problem yet I need more inforamtion regarding your device and computer in general.

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

  • galigul Dec 01, 2007

    If the external drive does not have an external power supply and does not respond on your system try it on others. Once it worked on others - it's either a driver problem or a usb socket problem. If it does not work on others I assume it should be a hardware problem.



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