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250 GB IOMEGA HAD

The drive wont read when plugged in VIA USB port. It also wont even display under computer mangement. Its like it dies. it POWERS UP but doesnt come up. I have restarted, changed USB cables powered down the exeternal HD and nothing.

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  • BIG-N1 Jan 12, 2008

    Well all was well and I Defragged it the other day, It started making a funny whining sound after Defragging. It sounds if its running but again a Louder than normal whining but also sounds as if its running slowly, if at all.



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  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    my ext harddrive worked well but when now connected my computer is unable to recognize it .A message comes up saying it has malfunctioned

  • sht2v Jul 11, 2008

    I have the same problem. Powers on fine, but once plugged in with USB makes some weird noises and isn't recognized by my computer.

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Can you tell if the drive is spinning? I have a USB HDD, and it sticks sometimes, a good whack on the case usually gets it to spin, but that's not in the best interest of the drive, so I wouldn't recommend it...

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Does it display in device manager as a non recognized device? You may have to find it in the registry and delete and keys relevant to the drive.

Have a look in Key Local machine, Sys, Control set 001, Class

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