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Hardrive not recognised my computer yet the power light is on

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My iomega hardrive suddenly is not recognised by by my computer, however the power light is on? i have tried replacing the the usb lead between my hardrive and laptop - this still wont work on any computer i try it on? Can anyone help?!

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  • kato56 Apr 24, 2008

    have brand new hitachi 1.0 tb external hard drive,and it dosent respond to new dell 530,or notebook.

  • RylonJones Apr 25, 2008

    i have a maxtor 200G with the same problem and i can hear this small clicking sound inside like its trying to work but its just not making it

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2008

    the computer is no longer recognising my external hard drive, i know its working as i can hear it buzzing,but the computer cant seem to find it.

  • steve75020 Apr 16, 2009

    drive not recognised by computer (XP Pro SP3), light is on. Not a cable problem as I have an identical Iomega 250GB Ego Portable HD Red 250 GB Hard Drive that functions with the same cable.

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Go to control panel.. go to Administrative tools.. then .. go to computer management.. on the left pane.. click disk management.. u can detect all ur drives in here including those who are not seen by your MY COMPUTER..

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