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Computer doesn't recognize harddrive


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#1 kamador451

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:35 AM

I have a 750 GB harddrive from Seagate. I was downloading some torrents but sudden I start getting this error saying that the file directory is not found. so I restarted my computer but it was stuck in loading page for a long time it couldn't get to the desktop until I disconnected my external harddrive from the USB port. Then I was able to get to my desktop but when I plug in my external harddrive again and checked My Computer but the drive my external harddrive is usually plugged in doesn't show. ALso, I think the arm stopped moving (maybe) because I can't feel it spinning when I put my hand on top of the harddrive.

How can I fix this problem?

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:09 AM

Go to your Device Manager and look for any yellow exclamation points by the USB root hub controllers
If there are, delete the controller and reboot the computer and let Windows redetect them
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#3 kamador451

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 05:07 PM

This is me again. The post above fixed my 750 gb harddrive but this time it's my terabyte harddrive that's giving me problems. IT's the same problem but device manager doen't recognize the hardrive. Als I can hear it trying to start up but the arm can't make a full revolution and it restarts tries to start up but arm can't make a full revolution and restarts. Please don't tell me my data is gone forever.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 08:04 PM

i'm going to try the freezing method. any specifications on how long I should leave it in the freezer? and how much I can transfer at one time? should I transfer one at a time or is a couple ok because if this works I want to transfer 1 TB worth.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 04:34 PM

Hard to tell, if it dies between a large transfer it could botch the whole thing. I would start small, and pray ALLOT.
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