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Windows 7: External Hard Disk (packardbell) will not show in windows 7

01 Oct 2011   #1
vaena10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
External Hard Disk (packardbell) will not show in windows 7

Hej,

My external hard disk up until a few weeks ago had been working perfectly. The next time I used it - windows 7 will not recognise it. I have tried different USB ports and computers. But it doesn't seem to work. It doesn't show up in device manager or disk manager. Its like nothing is plugged in. I tried switching hard disk cases and power supplies. But still nothing. The hard disk seems to try and run every so often, the light flashed red and it makes whirring noises as if it was connecting to the computer.

Please I dont know what else to do ? And it has almos 1500 GB of data.

Thanks for any future help


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01 Oct 2011   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Hello vaena10 and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you've tried different USB ports and even different computers, it sounds like the HD may have died. You might find something that lets you retrieve your data from this previous thead. I'd suggest reading the entire thread before trying any of the tips:

Resurrecting Data From Dead Hard Drive
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