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Hissing and Clicking

My drive keeps "hissing" and "clicking", doesn't recognize on the computer. How can i fix?
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  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2008

    i bought the same portable hard drive and when connected the warning came as that the computer cannot recognise the device.

    i checked in disk management and nothing is there.what should i do?

    shall i take to the store back?

    rajan-dubai

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Go into the control panel.

Select administrative tools.

Select computer management.

Select disk management.

See if the drive is detected in there as well as the partition.

If it doesn't appear Iomega can replace it.

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