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I own a SimpleTech external hard drive (250 GB). When I would turn on the hard drive, I could hear it power up and a fan like noise come from it. When I tried turning it on today, it is only making a quiet ticking sound (like a clock) and it is not being recongnized by my computer when I plug it into the USB. I have never had this problem before. What should I do?

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A dirty hard drive the reader arm is skipping across platters on your hard drive being external im not sure on an internal hard drive then give it a firm tap on one side to free it up remove all the dust from the hard drive then replace all the leads that are attached to your hard drive
click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/f which will automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive
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