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


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #1

    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!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails USB Hard drive, beeps and clicks, doesn't show in my computer-disk-manager.png  
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  2. Posts : 312
    Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
       #2

    You may have fallen victim to the "Click of Death".
    https://acsdata.com/hard-drive-click-of-death/
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    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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  4. Posts : 312
    Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
       #4

    Click of Death is usually a mechanical/hardware failure. PC still not being able to read contents?
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    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!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails USB Hard drive, beeps and clicks, doesn't show in my computer-minotool.png  
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  6. Posts : 312
    Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
       #6

    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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  7. Posts : 7,054
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
       #7

    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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  8. Posts : 13,576
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #8

    It`s dead

    It will make a nice paperweight :)
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