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I have a Maxtor one touch III 750. When I connect the drive to my PC and turn on the HD, it makes clicking and beeping sounds and wont connect or start up. Is there any way to retrieve that data from the drive if it doesnt start up?

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Any Un-usual noise from the Disk is not a good sign. you can try the following

1. Try the device on another Computer.
2. Remove the Disk & try on Another Enclosure )Get some help if needed)

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