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I plug in my external hard drive into my usb port but i go into my computer and i cannot find the hard drive my computer makes a noise when i plug it in but no pop up or change in my computer

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U open your my computer window. Any blank place click right button, properties, hardware, device manager, total hardware configuration. Just select any one option & u click the box of title bar (Scan for hardware changes). U try reconnect & connect the device.

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usb drive get faulty. replace it.

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Hello

My apologies if this message finds you long after posting this problem , but I am currently working through a backlog of problems that never got answered and hopefully this info can still be of use if not now possibly in future.

Please download Disc Digger HERE. This is a free tool you can use that works very well and there is no installation required, just run the program once you downloaded it.

Once you have connected the memory disk / hdd to the computer , run the program.

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The data will be displayed and you can recover it from there. This will only work if the card has not been used since the data was lost. Save the files to a location on the computer hard drive and not back to the disk it is recovering from as this will overwrite the other pictures that still needs to be recovered.

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You would want to go into the Control Panel of Windows. You would want to open the Administrative tools page if that is not seen look under system and tools. Once you have Administrative Tools open go to Computer Management. In Computer Management you will see Disk Management and you should see your USB hard drive there. If it is not initialized and formatted you would have to initialize the disk and format it. If it is already formatted you would need to assign a disk letter.

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Not recognice by usb hard


A USB hard drive is a portable external storage device that works just like a conventional hard drive.

The device is simply plugged into a USB port on your computer as you would connect a flash drive.


Unlike a flash drive, however, a USB hard drive can store a much larger amount of data.


If your computer will not recognize your USB hard drive, you can try troubleshooting steps to resolve the problem.

Plug one end of the USB cable into the port on your hard drive and plug the other end into the USB port of your computer. Ensure that both ends of the cable are connected securely.


Open "My Computer" (Windows XP) or "Computer" (Windows Vista/7).

The USB device should be listed as "removable disk" once it is plugged into the computer.


If it is not listed among the available drives on your computer, proceed to the next step.

Ensure that the data cable is working properly.


Try another USB cable if you have one available.

Disconnect all other USB devices from the computer as they may interfere with the operating system detecting the external hard drive.

Reboot the computer if the USB hard drive is still not recognized.


Plug the USB cable into another USB port and check to see if the device is detected.

If you are using a USB hub, remove the device and plug the external hard drive directly into a USB port.


If the computer still fails to recognize the device, the external hard drive itself may be experiencing a hardware problem.


Check the status of the hard drive in the "Device Manager" window. Under Windows XP, right click "My Computer" and select "Device Manager."


For Windows Vista and Windows 7, click the "Windows" button in the lower left corner of the screen, then type "Computer Management" in the search bar and press "Enter."


Select "Device Manager" in the "Computer Management" window. In the Device Manager window, click the "+" sign that appears beside "Disk Drives."


If the external drive is not listed, click "Other Devices" in the Device Manager window and see if an "Unknown Device" appears.


The external hard drive may have been detected but the device is not working properly.

If it is still under warranty, take the device to the computer store where it was purchased to have it repaired or replaced.


Hope this helps


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Portable external hard drive


Greetings,

It's the USB port on that computer.
Try all USB ports and make sure you got it connected DIRECTLY.

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I am trying to do a back-up from my computer but the external hard drive does not appear on "my computer". when the external drive is connected to the external usb drives it makes a noise.


The cable coming off the hard drive should have two usb plugs. Make sure both are plugged into the computer so that the drive is getting enough power. If it's a laptop you are plugged into the same thing applies but also make sure that the AC Adapter is plugged into the laptop when you plug the external drive into the USB ports. Sometimes it won't power the drive if it's running off battery power.

Of course it could be a problem with the Hard Drive within the enclosure if it is a constant clicking. But it sounds like it could just be the USB port not powering the drive up.

You could try on another pc as well.

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My maxtor external hardive is connected and the light is on, the laptop recognizes it (makes that sound when u put in a usb) but no autoplay comes up and when i look for it when i click "my computer" its...


make sure that you plugged in the external HD to a USB 2.0 port. if you are using a desktop. try to plug in at the back of your tower. if you have available usb cable, change it

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My WD external hard drive does not stay recognized on my computer. When I first plug it in it makes the ding/beep noise and shows up on "my computer" but after a few seconds it makes the ding/beep noise...


Try the hard drive on another computer to see if it is the external or a laptop interface problem. There are EIDE/SATA to usb adapters that you can connect a hard drive to that the computer will then read as an external hard drive. The problem with external HDDs is the usb interface built into them, these are mounted on controller cards and that is ususally where the failure occurs.

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My mac says that it cannot detect a hard drive but it is powered up and plugged into usb port. help!


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Open the external hard drive cover, remove the hard disk inside, and fix it back. Try again and let's see what happens.

If it still does not work, insert the external drive into the computer, feel the hard drive if it spins/vibrate from inside or if it makes a cracking noise.

If it spins/vibrate, it means the hard disk is still working. In that case, you have to get another external drive case/cover.

But if it makes cracking noise, then it means the hard drive is damaged and you need to get another one.

I wish you all the best.

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Hard drive doesnt turn on


It appears that your USB hard disk is drawing power that exceeds what the computer's USB port can deliver.
If your USB drive has a power adapter, connect it to your USB drive before you connect it to the computer's USB port.
If your USB drive does not have a power adapter/connector then you need to insert your USB drive into a USB hub that is powered from the mains adapter. Connect this hub to your computer's USB port first and then connect the USB drive into the powered hub.

If none of this works then it is possible that you have a faulty hard drive. If possible test this drive in a computer, use a old computer.

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External Seagate Hard Drive making clicking noise


Did you plug it into a different USB port?

The click noise (at least from the usb hdds that i have had) is due from it being underpowered. So if you plugge it into a different USB, move it back to the other.

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WD my book making faint ticking noises and flashing


it is possibly because the usb port you are connecting to is not receiving enough power to power the hard drive and use it at the same time. try another port or check on another computer else probably have to buy a new one

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Is my hard broken before i have got a chance to even use it?


However rare, it is possible that you have a dead hard drive. I would try the hard drive on a different computer (one that has a known good set of USB ports). If that still does not work, take it back to where you got it and get a refund/replacement.

A couple of things you can look at:

1) Do you hear/feel the hard drive "spin-up" when you first turn it on ?

2) Does the hard drive come with an external power supply ? If so, it could be just the power supply that is shot. Check for tell-tale LEDs that would say whether it's working or not.

3) Have you tried different USB cables/USB ports ? Sometimes the front ports do not have enough juice to power a hard drive (if it's drawing power off the USB port). Sometimes switching to a USB port on the back of your computer is enough to solve the problem.

4) Make sure to eliminate as many superfluous components you can from your testing: don't plug the hard into a USB hub, plug it directly into an motherboard USB port (as mentioned above, the ones on the back).


Hope this helps.

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