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My computer is not recognize my external hard drive

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    Was it a loose wire?

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Sometimes wires get loose and do not make good conection make sure wires are making good contact to your hard drive. and to motherboard . first. and as always unplug pc first.

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Test the HD on a different computer, if you get same problem, then the disk can be faulty. Backup your data ASAP, then replace either exernal hard disk enclosure, or the hard disk drive, depending on what is faulty.

If you get no problem on other computers, then the system is causing the problem. In that case try doing a system restore to a recent date before the problem started. If that does not work, then you will have to reinstall the system.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Externals not recognized by computer.

Go to your control panel open up 'administrative tools' Open Computer management, then choose disc management instead of device manager. Make sure that you have the drives pluged in and connected before you do that. All connected drives formatted or not that are in working order should show up under disc management. If they are not showing up they are not compatable. Make sure that they are marked as active and format them if they need to be formatted. Do so by right clicking on the drive in the disc management window.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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SOURCE: My external hard drive continuously beeps and

The spinning mechanism on the HDD is failing meaning it can't read data of the platans. Unfortunately you need to buy a new one as this one can't be repaired.

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SOURCE: my external hard drive wont show in my computer

i added a HITACHI DESKSTAR 7K1000.C to my pc but it does not show up in my computer.

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