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Nexstar.3 Sata external drive woun't start

I have a external nexstar 3 sata enclosure with a 350gig HDD. When I switch it on one can hear the drive working, but no light comes on and the drive is not picked up by windows XP.

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  • dynamikal Aug 12, 2008

    I have the same issue, the light comes on but windows XP does not respond or recognize

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    Yeah same thing..and I have files on it I need..going to go look for a solution..



  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    all my lights are and I can hear is spool up but my pc is not opening it. What can I do?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    i have the same freakin problem...getting sick and tired of this piece of metal ****

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    is there an adapter to make my hard drive compatable wirh my nexstar 4?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    I simply want to unpartition my NexStar 3 external HD

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I also have the same problem. I bought a 500gb WD HDD and it worked great via USB for about 4 days, not the computer does not have it. i am running windows xp home. i can also hear the drive working and the blue light comes on, but it is delayed. When it was working correctly it came on instantly and the computer found it instantly.

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First is the light on the nexstar coming on when you plug it in, if so what colour? If not try using both USB connectors on the PC end to plug in, it's possible you're not getting enough power if the light is not on as many 2.5" hdd enclosures require 2 USB connections one for power and data and the other for additional power.

Next, if the light is on but no drive in my computer, right-click on my computer, then left-click manage, select disk management from the MCC window that pops up. If your Nexstar HDD shows up here, identify it on the bottom part of the window and report back what is said there.

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