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My external hard drive does not start. I can hear a clicking sound inside of it but the drive is not turning. the light is on and the computer knows its there but the drive letter does not show in my computer. how can I get the info off the drive.

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Goto control panel/ admin tools/computer management then disk management now with a bit of luck you should see your drive. Right click it and give it a new drive letter, hopefully now it shows in computer and u can get all of your data.

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