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I was copying a file from my WD My Passort Essential 750gb drive to my computer last night when suddenly i heard what sounded like a scraping sound, i unplugged the HD and tried hooking it back up but NONE of my systems will read the drive. The HD powers up and spins then the light flashes and then the drive spins down. I have ALL of my important files on this drive and i need to gain access to the drive to at the very least copy the files over to another drive. HELP

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Noise from the hard Disk not a very good Sign.

Try the device on a friends or a relatives PC. if you have the same result , you might be having a defective HDD. best would be to take it to a local repair shop for recovery of DATA. ( if you have warranty now would be a good time to use it)

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