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Slightly dropped seagate external hard drive, recover data??

My seagate hard drive fell onto carpeted floor while running. It appeared to be ok for a few days, but now the blue light indicator seems to be going off and on instead of steady on, and my PC won't read that it is even plugged in. I have a huge amount of date that is on this drive. If I buy another HD, is it possible to transfer the data? I can't afford those high priced data recovery services. Please help me if you can. Thanks, Ramona (BooKooGuru)

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  • cboirum Jan 12, 2009

    I dropped mine pretty hard and now Windows XP will not recognize it. The blue light does not turn on either, but I think it may have stopped turning on a while ago... :'(

  • praveenv83 Mar 22, 2009

    I tripped on the wire that goes to the HDD and it fell to its side, now it gives a lound "spinning drum" noise and it is not detected by the PC. Is there a way to recover the files? Can you tell me the process in steps?

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Will the drive be shown under "Disk Management"? If no, make it. Then the MOST effective way is to try some so-called data recovery software to rescue the data.

First of ALL - Connect your hard drive to your personal computer. And install this software Wondershare Data Recovery on the computer in order to perform data recovery. Get the program from its site.
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Good luck. I hope that my reply has shed some light on the problem!

Remember - Always make Backups of your precious data!

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Hey ramona, you can try a lot less recovery tool which you can download from here http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/download.html

the thing is this is a DIY thing. so its not worth the trouble, just try it.

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