Question about Computers & Internet
Help my hard drive died about 3 months ago - we managed to retrieve most of my stuff and I have been using an external firewire hardrive since then - but it is suddenly not working! can anybody help me with what may have happened and what can I do?
First - In the future, make sure you store your data in *2* places all the time, not only on 1 external drive. Otherwise, you are guaranteed to lose your files at some point.
You will probably have to take the drive in somewhere that does data recovery to retrieve your files.
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click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable
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,
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems
if this fails to fix the problem
you might have to install a usb 2 or 3 card they are cheap and easy to install you can buy these on Ebay very cheap
hope this helps
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