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External hard-drive recognising, showing, but not reading?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CruelCoin, Oct 12, 2010.

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  1. CruelCoin

    CruelCoin Thread Starter

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    Hi all.

    My freecom external hard-drive is playing up on me.

    When i plug it in, it recognises, it shows up in my computer, but when i double click the icon, it tells me "please insert a disk into drive w:" and it won't let me access the drive.

    I have tried restarting computer, safely removing and re-inserting the drive, and changing the disk letter via the computer management tools.

    Is there anything else i can do?

    Cheers for any help lads,

    Roy.
     
  2. CruelCoin

    CruelCoin Thread Starter

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    Update:

    Now i am getting a message to say that the "usb drive is not recognised" and that the drive is malfunctioning.
     
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