|06 Sep 2011||#1|
External Hard Drive no longer recognized
Hi, my laptop is no longer recognising my external hard drive. Only happened today. Acer laptop, seagate 1TB hard drive(external power source). When plugged in, the HD acts like it has been recognised and begins to boot up as it were(green light comes on it front, spinning sound). But the computer does not acknowledge it. Not in my computer, device manager, or disk management. The HD is also no longer recognised on anything else either, be it media player or xbox360. I don't know what my laptop has done it to stop it working/recognising it, would love some help as i have lots of work and pictures etc on it.
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|06 Sep 2011||#3|
Welcome to the forum!
If all else fails - and it seems that it has - Consider taking the drive out of the case/housing. The HD is no different than any other HD. It will either have an IDE or SATA connection that is plugged into the board that converts it to USB.
Once removed, connect the HD to a PC & see if you can access your files.
I had to do this to an external HD a couple of years ago & I was able to retrieve my files.
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