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External HD help please.

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#1 hank1972


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Posted 28 May 2011 - 08:33 PM

Hello all I have a Hitachi SATA 2.5 250HHD 5400RPM. it came out of an old laptop. I had it hooked up to a enclosure and 1 day it stopped working. For laffs i took it out and hooked it up to a IDE/SATA external connection that connect to the computer via USB, and it worked; until today. I went to check on something on it and I saw that it was not spinning. I unplugged it and tried the old extern. enclosure again and nothing. I went to my moms laptop and nothing either, but I managed to check the Device Manager and in there it does see it, but not in the My Computer window, and I can still not hear or feel it spin. I can also see it in the Device Manager on my computer, but I can not access it nor see it any other way. For the record I am running Vista and my mom is running XP. Anything I can do... If you need more info please ask. Thanx in advance.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 30 May 2011 - 01:54 PM

Does Disk Management on each system...reflect the drive...in the same, identical manner?

Start/Run...type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter.


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