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Drive NOT being recognized by WinXP

Yesterday I accidentally knocked over my Fantom Titantinum 500 GB USB HD on its side (it was just a slight hand swipe, that's all); then now all of the sudden the drive is not working anymore.
Windows does NOT recognize this drive at all even after I uninstall and then re-install the USB Mass Storage Device Driver.  BTW, the Driver uninstall and re-install fine; but the computer is just not recognizing the drive at all.  Please help, thanks!

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  • cedward Oct 24, 2007


    First of all, thanks for the speedy reply and help, really appreciate it! :)

    You were right!  My drive is making strange low level noise; it seems the drive was spinning and spinning; but nothing happened.  Could this be a hardware issue?  Please help, thanks. 

  • shrek85 May 13, 2008

    Well I have unplugged the harddrive from the computer and the power cord (since i am in iraq) and plugged it back in and still hear like it is spinning but my computer doesnt show any signs of being recogined. When I first got it it worked then a week later it doesnt do anythng. Please help

  • toniovega Sep 10, 2008

    i have the same problem. tipped the drive over, even though it was on a CARPET, and now my macbook (running leopard) doesn't recognize it at all. i changed the usb cord, but no luck. i'm gonna try opening it up as long as my warranty is out. post back if i have any success.



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My computer wont reconized my fantom external drive. the drive is receiving power but the light that it would turn from red to blue normally is now flashing red and blue and you hears a clicking noise coming from inside the drive. i have had the drive for approximately three years never had a problem until now. any sugestions.

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So does this mean cedward needs to get a new drive?

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Put your ear to the drive and verify if it is making any strange low level sounds. Check to make sure the usb connection wasnt affected. YOu wont need a driver as it appears to be hardware related. Either the enclosure or drive may be failing.

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