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Toshiba external Hard drive not working

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I have got a toshiba external hard drive model # MK1234 GAX. When I connect it to my laptop the green light on the hard drive goes on but my windows xp sp2 doesnt make any sound of it being recognized. It has all my files in it.I can feel the drive vibrating.
Its external case is a cheap lightwave case.
It was working but all of a sudden it stopped.
I should mention though I did not do safely remove and I think after that it stopped working,I am not sure though.
I am tired of reading all threads.Please help.

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I suggest to connect the harddrive straight to the computer as a slave disk, coz i think the casing power has been damaged. make sure u set its jumper as slave, the harddrive in the machine which contaoins windows should be the master.

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

  • Mike Ling Jan 02, 2013

    The posted solution sounds great but could you elaborate on how to connect the hard drive to the computer and make the connections properly as a "slave disk" and "master"? I believe that I am having the same problem and the external hard drive has a piece rattling on the inside of the casing. When connected to my laptop, the ext. drive is running and sometimes is recognized on my computer, I can hear the drive running, but the light on the ext. drive blinks and no files are accessible.

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