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External hard drive making alarm noise and will not load, I tried it on two computers that it has run on in the past. It is an aluratek model AHDUB250. I have around a thousand pics from my receant tour in Afghanistan and much other impertant stuff. How can I get it running again????

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A drive making noise suggests that something physical has gone wrong.  If something happened so that the OS simply can't access your data and there not too much physical damage to the disk, try one of those recovery programs, but one that doesn't attempt to fix the disk, only access the data

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