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Why can't I use my hard drive anymore? All it's doing is constantly flashing. My comupter doesn't even auto search it anymore. the WD program doesn't show me any details for my hard drive. I was using it one minute and it started going pretty slow then my computer froze, after waiting it no longer recognized my hard drive.

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More than likely the hard drive has reached its capacity and will not accept any more data Therefore the hard drive is locked.
Also heat build up in the housing or PC will cause malfunction.
1. check the power supply it may have failed to supply power to the hard drive
2. the hard drive cable could be loose from the board
3.Go "my computer" and select the C drive and right click "properties" to see how much capacity is left. If you see all blue ( Windows XP) or all red ( Windows 7) then the hard drive is full and will not receive any more data.

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