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Wd Harddrive Geeking Out!

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#1 03impala9c1


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Posted 03 May 2008 - 05:41 PM

i have a wd1600xms-00 external harddrive that was used on this computer very often. It holds all of my music and videos. then one day probably 3 months ago now it quit reading on the computer. every time i plug it in the blue light turns from dim to bright, randomly gives the tones of connecting and disconnecting from my computer and windows cannot recognize the usb device.... ive tried everything i know of (which isnt much [ill admit that]). WHAT CAN I DO?!?! i have sucessfully hooked it up to one other computer once...

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 03 May 2008 - 07:47 PM

Sooo...you're saying that it works properly on a different system?

No error messages of any sort regarding this nonrecognition?

At the very least...I suggest connecting it to known good system and running chkdsk /r on the drive in question.

How to run chkdsk /r from the Recovery Console:

1. Insert XP CD. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
2. Type the numeral "1" to choose the installation that you need to access from the Recovery Console.
3. When you are prompted to do so, type the administrator password. If there is no administrator password, leave it blank and just press ENTER.
4. At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r, and then press ENTER.
5. When Chkdsk has finished running, read the results, and then take any necessary steps to complete the process.
6. Restart the computer, if it does not restart on its own.


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