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Can't connect Hi, I have a WD Caviar WD2500. I do not hear my hard drive spinning i believe. But all of a sudden my PC is not recognizing it or when I go into the control panel, it says that it cannot start the device. I have a lot of music files on here. I have tried uninstalling the device and reinstalling it. I have plugged it in and out, re-booted. Etc. If the device needs replacing thats ok, but I absolutely cannot lose all the information on it. Any thoughts? Someone mentioned on here before about putting the device in a ziploc bag and then putting it in the freezer for a while. I am not sure how I feel about that. By the way, when I plug the device into the PC, the PC DOES recognize that a device is there. It just won't start it and connect to it. HELP!

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You may need a new drive. Take it to a data recovery place(Phoe book) and get the musicoff of it, then put it on a new drive.

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