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Freecom 160GB Hard drive not recognised

After a couple of years of good service, the HD is not being recognised by my computer. I have swapped out the USB cable - no change. Tried it on my laptop, no change. Clearly worried re hard drive failure...is this common with these drives? Is there an issue I am missing? And if it has failed, can data be extracted easily? I am grateful for any help you can offer. Kind regards, Nick

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  • darrenjfox Nov 28, 2007

    Hi I have simillar problem with my 120 gig freecom HD its flashing and can hear the disk spinning if i listen very carefully but its not loading anymore, any suggestions? You said put it in the deep freeze, you seriously mean put it in a fridge/freezer? That doesnt sound good? Thanks,

    Darren.

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    MY NAME IS MAX AND MY 400GB FREECOM HARDDRIVE IS NOT REGOGNISE BY WINDOWS WHEN PLUGGED ON MY LAPTOP.THE BLUE LIGHT START FLASHING AND I CAN HEAR A SCRITCHING SOUND COMING FROM THE DRIVE.WHAT CAN I DO TO GET IT WORKING AGAIN?

  • harmsworthjp Dec 10, 2008

    i have the same problem it powers up the drive its recognised but not enought to show it in "my computer" it doesnt flash up on screen the contence quickly like it used too either how do i fix this ??

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If it is powering on and is seen by windows disk management but looks like its not formatted , it has lost its file structure . Try running easy recovary pro 6 , try the varies options , i am running raw data recovary and its recovered 3000 files from a freecom disk 160. when i get the data format the disk and copy it back

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Drives do fail Nick. Is it powering up [power supply problem?] Plug it in and go to Start/Control Panel/Admin tools/computer management/storage/ removable storage and disk management. See if the disc is recognised there. If it is not, and if the disk is spinning Try putting it into the deep freeze overnight. Plugging in next morning and if it fires up get as much off as possible before it goes down again.

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