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Hard Drive Will Not Boot

I have a Samsung Spinpoint P80 SP1604N 160 GB Hard Drive. I use at as an external storage. I turned it off one day and the turned it back on later and it will not boot now. I have put other drives in the external case and they work fine. I have also tried to physically install it into the computer but the bios still will not read it. It starts up and clicks and then it will just shut off.

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  • Anonymous Aug 30, 2008

    I formatted the external 160 GB USB drive and Windows does not see it in My Computer or under Administrative Tools /Computer Management/Disk Management. However, it is shown under Device Manager and says its working properly.

  • glaesej Feb 21, 2009

    I've been using mine as an external drive as well, connected to my laptop via USB. It's been flaking out on me. I turn it on and it just clicks at me. Sometimes it boots and I can transfer files, and sometimes it just clicks and my computer never recognizes it.

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Sounds like the hard drive is faulty


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