My iomega external HDD fell over the other day and now my computer will not recognize it. It lights up, and runs but there seems to be a clicking sound of some sort. Is there a simple solution amongst a common problem or should I just take it to a PC repair shop. I have opened up the HDD and I cannot find anything that seems broken or loose. Thank you for your time.
Re: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 Not being recognized
Clicking is not good. You need to contact IOMEGA SUPPORT on their web site and run through the troubleshooting steps then call for possible warranty action. The clicking is consistent with a failed hard drive. If you can remove the hard drive to read the part number and serial number, contact SEAGATE on their web site and go through the troubleshooting procedure for a possible warranty replacement. All hard drive manufacturers will cheerfully replace drives still under warranty if you carefully follow their procedures. Good Luck!
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If you have another computer, you could try to plug it in there as a slave/secondary drive so that you can try to see if My Computer would still recognize it. If it works, then great, you can still do backups. If not, and you really need that data, you might want to get the services of a data recovery company.
If the hard drive has failed, which it sounds to be the case and it does happen even to new hard drives, and is still under warranty with Seagate, go to the following page to start a warranty claim for the drive.
You can also check to make sure your hard drive is still under warranty there as well.
If you have one HDD set it to master with your jumper settings. Try again. If No go than change the cable connector. If SATA HDD than change the connector on the MOBO try another connector. Restart. If still no go than write back
On XP computer install your seagate barracuda 400g. start the computer. when xp is already boot right click My Computer then select manage. When Computer Management dialog box appear click disk management. Look for the drive that is unallocated and format the drive and follow the instructions.
Did you go to microsoft and try to see if you could update any drivers or software that might help you? it's free (microsoft.com) It couldn't hurt to try, have microsoft scan for updates, and it will come up with a list of what's needed or required. Also on your computer, under control panel, updates, make sure you turn off automatic install and allow you to pick what you would like to install. hope it helps, e-mail at email@example.com
Initially, allow Windows to install automatically drivers or needed configuration, then perhaps you need to reboot.
Thereafter check if it can be seen in My Computer, otherwise, pls post back for any messages or errors.
Good luck and kind regards.