Posted 03 May 2009 - 04:56 PM
I was here about a year ago and you all sorted me out so I hope the same can happen again!
I'm running a dell laptop with XP sp2, pentium 1.6 ghz processor, with 1 gig of RAM.
I've had a 300 gig Cool Max Backup Storage external HD for over two years now. I woke up the other morning and it was just making a constant blip noise, and one of the LEDs (with a lightbulb next to it) was blinking red. My computer wasn't recognizing it as a drive in My Computer or though Device Manager.
So I mourned the death of all my academic and creative work..
I randomly just tried turning it on, and it started to work. Autoplay popped up and I could access the drive. I was playing music off of it, and suddenly the song stopped. Then the blipping started again for about 15 seconds. It stopped and went back to normal. Then after another 5 minutes it started messing up and was not being recognized again.
The website / support for the product is awful and I bought it on eBay brand new, so I don't know of any professionals I can consult.
I did some research on the web for similar problems and some people said that the HD might not be getting enough power, but I don't see how after two years suddenly my laptop wasn't powerful enough..
Is there anything I can do? Thanks much in advance