My external drive doesn't start,

September 8, 2011 at 12:20:10
Specs: Windows Vista, 3 Gig
External drive not detected
My Acomdata blue light is on, I hear a constant ''clic'' but the drive refuse to start. It was working before I disconnect everything to move my computer. I don't see it in the disk management system

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September 8, 2011 at 14:02:08
Did you unplug it without using the "safely remove hardware" icon in the system-tray?
(you must always do this, regardless of the removal policy setting).

If you unplugged it in the proper manner, well good, but the "clicking" noise you refer to is not a good sign with any hard drive. You should test it with Seagate SeaTools for Windows (since Accomdata don't have any testing software for hard drives). SeaTools can be used to test any brand. Download it from here:

If the Windows version can't detect the drive, use the DOS version instead (download is on same page as Windows version).

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