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My trekstor 160gb external hard drive starts up as normal (spinning)for a few seconds then slows down to a halt with a clunking noise inside,thanks, dave.

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  • rocket1960 Jul 21, 2010

    exellent and fast answer, thanks,
    rocket.

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For that you need to fix bad sectors on harddrive.
You can fix it with disk checkig tools or formating.
Formating is best first take all data backup of harddrive to computer then format it then it will work fine.
And for disk checking right click on drive icon then click on tools then disk check enable recover errors then it will work fine.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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  • rocket1960 Jul 20, 2010

    thanks for your quick answer, but the hdd. will not spin long enough for the pc. to see it, also i forgot to mention that i needed to test another 12 volt dc adapter from something else, so i used my ex. hdd. to test it but just for a few seconds, and with the original trekstor adapter being an unusual shape i am now thinking i could of blown something,thanks,rocket.

  • Check your harddrive with another power adapter and another power outlet.
    if it show power on and still if it not recognized in computer then follow below .
    First make sure usb cable connected to harddrive is working fine.
    try it in different usb ports.
    Press windows key +R key so you can see run then type in run "devmgmt.msc" then press ok so you can see device manager uninstall all usb drivers then it automatic install usb drivers.
    then check.
    Also you need to change registry for that type in run "regedit" then press ok then you can see registry editor then locate below key.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11 CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
    And remove upper filter and lower filter.Then restart computer then check.
    If your harddrive still not recognized and still it is not show power on then you need to repair your harddrive.Try your harddrive in different computer if it is not recognized on another computer then your harddrive has internal issue.
    If it will not work with another power adapter and power outlet then you need to repair harddrive.

    Let me know if you need further assistance.
    Thanks for using FixYa

  • rocket1960 Jul 20, 2010

    thanks again for your reply, i have tried another 12 volt supply, also i have tested is the original trekstor adapter on my multimeter and its ok., also when i removed the hdd. from its plastic shell i found that the 12 volt feed plugged in to a small circuit board that plugged in to the hdd. which is a sata; is it possible that this circuit board is faulty,also is it a normal thing that when a hdd. loses power it makes a clunking noise inside as it slows to a halt within 3 seconds.
    can the data be recovered if the hdd. will not spin, thanks, rocket.


  • Yes Data is still possible to recover for that take it to harddrive service center first they start harddrive mechanism then they can recover data with recovery software.
    Let me know if you need further assistance.
    Thanks for using FixYa.

  • Yes it is possible to recvover data.Your harddrive mechanism is not working right now so you need to take it to harddrive service center then they first start harddrive mechanism then they can recover data with recovery software.
    Let me know if you need further assistance.
    Thanks for using FixYa.

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