HDD could not be read.

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nor - Jan 31, 2010 at 10:02 PM
 nor - Feb 5, 2010 at 03:21 AM
Hello,
i have an external hard disc of western digital 16og. it hasnt give me any problem before. but now, when i inserted the disc, it wont come out on my computer. tried using the partition data recovery but it doesnt detect my HDD. does anyone know what should do? hopefully i dont have to format it. thank you :)

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Feb 1, 2010 at 01:19 AM
Hi there,

First check if power is coming on the external drive,you will have either led light or you will feel the hard drive vibrating a little,if this is fine then change the usb data cable and plug it to system.

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hello, thanks for the advice. since the light on my hdd is on and i can feel it vibrating, i tried changing the cable but unfortunately its still undetected. hmm what else should i do? please help. thank you
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Feb 2, 2010 at 08:36 AM
Hi there,

Have you checked with other usb port?also on other pc?Its sometimes in disk management and needs to be formatted to make it alive again,to get in disk management press start+r,then enter command: diskmgmt.msc
and press ok.Once management console has been opened,you will get it as raw partition in black and right click on it and make new partition.

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hey there, thanks again. i've tried using the disk management, however it couldn't detect my hard drive. the white led lamp is still blinking and i can feel it vibrating. what could be the problem here. please help. thank you
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