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Computer is not longer recognising the external hard-drive is attached. it has just had a little bump with the desk! it is making a low beeping noise. tried on another pc and still nothing

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Well that beep sound comes when something goes wrong with the disk, so go to the authorized service station of the product and get it checked if it is repairable or not, if not then atleast they will help you in recovering the data from your hard disk

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Hi there, seem to have lost my external harddrive on my desk top, and it is making a beeping sound??


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