external hard drive not being recognized

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memeingless

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so i have about 1 and 1/2 months of work on this harddrive and its due in two days

it gets power when plugged in and spins up and the light turns on
has started to make noise
is not recognized by windows when plugged in

any help would be very nice
Thanks
 
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Note: A hard drive that is making new, unusual noises is not a good sign. :(

If it were mine though, I'd try removing it from the external case and connecting it direct to the motherboard ... like a normal hard drive. If it works okay now, you know that the problem lies within the external case.
 
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