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External Hard Drive not working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by niliga, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. niliga

    niliga Thread Starter

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    About a month ago, I was using my Maxtor M3 portable 1TB external hard drive, and accidentally knocked it down from the table why I was playing, and it disconnected. Ever since then, when I plug it in, it beeps, my notebook seems to recognize it, but I can't access any of the files. I have tried using a new USB, and it didn't solve my problem.
     
  2. Oddba11

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    Normal spinning drives don't like being jarred while running. Most likely the drive is faulty.

    What is the drive status in Windows Drive Manager?
     
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