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The hard drive doesn't answer. The green light is flickering. No icon for the hard drive on the desktop.

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Sounds like the hdd is dying or the enclosure is dying, i would recommend turning off the pc and adding the drive as a slave on the sata/pata cable and rebooting to see if it sees it. You can also boot up a live cd of linux and attempt to access the drive that way, download any live cd, i reccomend kanotix for something so small.

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