My external hard disk failed to recognized by PC.

September 17, 2013 at 23:55:00
Specs: Windows XP
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My external hard disk makes some funny sounds and fails to be recognize. Can anyone give me tips on how to retrieve my data.

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September 18, 2013 at 01:18:22
you computer will give you a notice when there is a being USB pluged in or being cuted of. if your computer failed to notice you, the problem may cause caused by you did not Generate interrupt signal or loss of your USB device. To solve this proble you can simply right-click My computer---properties---device manager and forbiden the excalmatory mark under USB.

there may be another reason that lead to the problem like yours, that is hard drive crash, i wish you are lucky enough to beat this question, and you should develop a habit of backup your data regularly, here is an backup security article for you.

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September 18, 2013 at 08:12:38
Hi ods,

Please plug in the external drive to another computer system to isolate the issue.

Once we know if the issue is with the hard drive or operating system, we would be able to help you in a better way.

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S

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