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Windows 7: USB Hard drive, beeps and clicks, doesn't show in my computer

14 Jan 2016   #1
freya306

Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
 
 
USB Hard drive, beeps and clicks, doesn't show in my computer

Hi I have a 1TB external USB hard drive, it is not showing up in 'my computer' the light on the hard drive is constantly flashing and randomly beeps and clicks, I have never heard this until today..
I have tried it on two laptops, windows 7 and windows 10 and in a macbook, does not show up.
I have tried a different cable from another USB device, still no luck.
It appears in device manager which says it is running normally, I have tried un-installing and re-installing, no luck! In disk manager it says the disk is unknown and not initialised, see screenshot.
Please help me recover my device, it has a lot of data on it that I don't want to lose! I hope it is still there!




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14 Jan 2016   #2
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

You may have fallen victim to the "Click of Death".
https://acsdata.com/hard-drive-click-of-death/
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14 Jan 2016   #3
freya306

Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
 
 

It only seems to beep and click a few times when it is first plugged in, been plugged in for an half an hour now and hasn't made a noise for quite some time! Click of death doesnt sound good!
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14 Jan 2016   #4
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

Click of Death is usually a mechanical/hardware failure. PC still not being able to read contents?
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14 Jan 2016   #5
freya306

Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
 
 

no, still not showing up..
Ive seen jumanji has posted on other theads to try minitool partition, it is coming up like this on there, 0GB doesnt look promising!


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14 Jan 2016   #6
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

I was supposed to recommend a file recovery software but I'm not sure if it can do much in this scenario.

Let's hope a hardware expert comes by to your assistance. You did post in the right forums.
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15 Jan 2016   #7
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Run the HDD manufacturer's diagnostic/repair utility and check the status of your external drive.( You should always give full details of your faulty hardware. Manufacturer/model Number etc.,Just saying 1TB external drive doesn't help.)
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16 Jan 2016   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It`s dead

It will make a nice paperweight
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