Help haveing issues with my 1tb external hard drive

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  1. cheatmaster5
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    My external hard drive is not working, when i plug it in to windows in says it plugged in but does not let me access it.
    My computer froze so i unplugged it and sense then it has not worked.
    It makes weird noses now.
    is there a way to get the data off of it or get it fixed cause its a tb and has everything one it
     
  2. juggernaut911

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    could be dead/failing. plug it in, but manually assign a drive letter.
     
  3. Maz7006

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    If you can, try it on another PC, so we could tell if its from the PC, or from the HDD itself, but by the looks of things its the HDD [​IMG]

    how long have you had it ?
     
  4. cheatmaster5
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    I have tried on other computers and have had no luck.
    I have had for about 3 months.
    I looked up this drive when it stopped working and most people say it stops working at about 3 months.
    In has no fans and not many air holes.
     
  5. Maz7006

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    In that case its pretty much dead, backing up your stuff is out of the question then [​IMG] Make sure to avoid that brand next time.
     
  6. MicShadow

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    Have you tried it on some distro of Linux?
    Its saved one of my hard drives before.

    Its unlikely, but it could be the partition table/MBR that is causing the problems. Probably not the sound, but the original problem yes

    Try using a program called testdisk (look up a tutorial probably) to fix the partitions.
    But its possible the data wont be recoverable
     
  7. cheatmaster5
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    i will give it a try cause that could be the problem cause its in four partitions