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Undetected Clicking External Hard Drive

I have an external hard drive, it is about 250 GB and is a Seagate. One day for some reason when I plugged it in to connect it to my computer, all that would happen is the Seagate would click slowly and the computer would not detect it.

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  • MazonDel Nov 12, 2007

    I tried that in all possible USB ports and even in another computer. Also no installation is needed for the hard drive to work.

  • stvictoire1 Feb 07, 2008

    i have a fujifilm 250mg external drive. there is hardly anything on it yet it says its full. how do you reformat? thanks 




    ronnie

  • MazonDel Jul 10, 2008

    The harddrive still clicks and there are no installation problems (there is nothing to install) and no matter what computer or USB port is used, the external harddrive does not work, it just clicks and is undetected.



    I have heard that it might be a drive head failure, is there some way to fix the heads myself without paying hundreds for it?

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  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    same problem and it is seagate

  • shubham gupt Feb 13, 2009

    i hv an 8gb cuzer micro sandisk pendrive......but when i plug it in a message"USB not recognised "appears.....pls help


  • craziashley6 May 02, 2009

    I have a Maxtor One touch 4 5oo gb hard drive and when I plug it in, the computer says usb not recognized. Whe i click the balloon, it says device has malfunction try reconnecting. i did, but it's still not working. Help!!!!!!!!!!!

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Try another USB port. Reinstall if needed.

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For starters, try to locatethe device in your "system devices" which may be accessed by right clicking my computer and going to properties. If it's there, right click it and remove it, then plug in your device again to see if it will recognize it.

If that doesn't work, try to CTRL ALT DELETE and locate a program that isn't standard but may have a something in common with the device name or software. Close that program then attach device again.

I have a busloink external drive and it's acted up several times, usually after reboot the software that exists asks me to reinstall it and I do and it works.

Let me know what happens.

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