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Seagate 120gb external HDD can't be detected

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by eoura, Oct 18, 2007.

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  1. eoura

    eoura Thread Starter

    Apr 28, 2005
    I bought a Seagate 120gb external Hard disk drive some time ago and began using it to back up my stuff. I left it running and was about to open some files from the HDD when suddenly windows said the file was corrupted.

    It turned out that the HDD had "disconnected" from the computer and after that it could not be detected.(it was not unplugged, simply not detected) I tried using it on another computer with Windows XP (I'm using Windows Vista) and tried other cables but it refuses to be detected. When i try shaking it a little sometimes my computer detects it and attempts to "install the USB device" but then it'll fail and say the device malfunctioned. But most of the time it simply just doesn't get detected.

    Can anyone help me?

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