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My external HDD not detected on pc and with clicking sound

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The "clicking" is the sond of bad read/write heads. The HDD is dead. If there are important files and pics you can send it here http://datacent.com/index.php and they may be able to retrieve the data. Good luck

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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My laptop cannot detect my hard drive. It no longer vibrates and the light doesn't blink anymore.


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plug in your HDD and run recurrva and try to recover files if you cant do that remove the HDD from the caddy and plug into a PC and test if you can access your files if not reformat by right clicking on the drive in my computer (ntfs is recommended) you will loose all data but you may be able to recover your HDD

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Try to connect it as a master. Just connect this hdd only, so we can know if is detected in the bios. If yes then there's a possibility that you can recover your data. If you hear clicking noise/strange sounds then there's also a big chance that your hdd is broken. If it is detected in the bios, then remove it again and try using an external casing so you can put this hdd in it and connect it to your pc thru usb. I assume that your hdd is an ide and not sata since it's old as you say. Then to go to windows and see if your hdd in external casing is detected. Another option is that if it is detected in the bios, use a bootable cd with software apps for Hard disk tools like HDD Regenerator or HDAT2 to check and repair bad sectors on your hdd. Use this at your own risk and may destroy all data on your hard drive. If noe of this works, then you can assume that your HDD is not functioning anymore.

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Check Following Instructions:
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You need a USB "Y" cable.
The USB Y cable uses two USB ports on your laptop and the third plugs into the external HDD.

Check RadioShack or maybe the vendor has a USB Y cable.

This will work!

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Formatting a drive means resetting it to manufacturer settings
And deleting everything in there, this solves most of hard
Disk problems, mp3s ipods ect..

if its powering on without being connected to anything do the following.

connect it via usb cable to your pc, or if it’s a hard drive its already connected.
click on start, right click on my computer and go to manage
in the table select, "storage" then "disk management"
in that table find the drive that relates to your mp3 player
if its not there "buy a new mp3 this is faulty" if its there
then right click on it and select "new partition"
you just next next everything and then format it and after
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unplug it, plug it back on and that's it your drive is fully working
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You're not missing any step at all, because with SATA hard drive if its really working your computer should
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second computer its already dead.........

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The drive is damadged bad. youll have to go to a data recovery centre, but that can cost $700+ if you really want your data back.

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