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problem with external hard disk

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by halneersharath, Dec 24, 2010.

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  1. halneersharath

    halneersharath Thread Starter

    Nov 4, 2010
    i've a seagate freeagent goflex...my pc detects the hard disc but hangs when i try to open...the problem is with the hard disc as this happens to every pc it is connected to...i've tried to format but it does not happen..
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  3. kanamaser


    Dec 24, 2010
    Hello! And what about my case, please.....? For an unknown reason, suddenly yesterday my external Western Digital Caviar is not detected by Windows any more. I have tried using more PC's that I have at home but it's always the same. Then I tried attaching it as a primary slave and when the POST comes I see it there, with its model and capacity. But then when Windows (7) begins loading, it will remain for ages in that first stage when the four colorful parts of the Windows logo get together and start shining. It stays there and can't load further. I have extremely valuable information in that disk (250 GB, two partitions). Any ideas please? Thanks in advance.
  4. catlady13


    Aug 4, 2003
    HI kanamaser , you would probably get more results from starting your own thread rather than trying to post on someone else's. However in my experience quite often when an external hard drive has a problem the problem does not lie with the hard drive but with a failure of the external case in which it resides. Then I usually slave it to a desktop computer I have at home so I can tell for sure if it is the hard drive that has the problem or the external case.
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