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February 25, 2011 at 07:27:04
Specs: Windows XP
Hi, i have an intermitent ringing tone coming from my external hardrive, sounds like a telephone noise.
I have connected to my laptop & the ringing stops but laptop does not recognise it, not even in My Computer file.
Any suggestions would be gladly appreciated as this is a 500gb HD & i have about 300gb of my photo's,video's & music on there.
Thanks in advance

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February 25, 2011 at 20:57:32
Pc files inspector is a free program for data recovery, Recuva is another. It sounds like the hard drive is malfunctioning and you need to get the data off it, if possible.

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March 3, 2011 at 09:18:13
Thanks HopperRox, will give it a try.
Just wish i knew what the ringing sound was, it's obviously a warning system
for malfunction of some sorts but i can't seem to find anywhere over the internet.
Thanks again for your quick response :)

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