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Cant get the data on my external hard drive

I have an old acomdata external hard drive. it came with only a 98windows installer cd drive. none of my new laptops work on 98windows. when i try to turn it on, a funny noise can be heard and the light turns blue and red. the external hard drive does not get read by the lap top.

is there anyway i can still get the data on it. i got alot of pics and music on it.

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  • wah171717 Oct 24, 2008

    i have the same problem, i have a 500gb and it worked fine untill i updated my motherboard. Now it wont work. Im running Vista and XP and nothing. Same drive, same problem. Please help. I need to get the data off of it.

  • bettyboopjov Jan 18, 2009

    same problem and it's less than a month old. I have500 gig model

  • fred hutchings May 11, 2010

    Is the drive connected by USB? Or is there some other cable used? It could be a cable/driver issue. Need to know more.

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Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

T your concern:
  • initially, pls verify that it is indeed an external storage problem rather than a laptop USB issue by trying other USB devices and determine if they are recognized and working;
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