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We're glad to hear you solved your problem.
Your former problem is COMMON.
Your external drive is the first one I've heard of that beeps when it has a problem.
I have seen that some exeternal hard drives will blink an led that's supposed to be on steadily, or if the led can produce any one of two or more colors, it wiil display a color that indicates there's a problem
Most commonly the problem is it can't get enough current.
The second most common problem is the user unplugged the drive while Windows was running without using Safely Remove Hardware to STOP accessing the drive and that resulted in data damage - they can't access files they were able to access previously - that can usually be fixed by using certain programs to fix the data damage.