problem with external hard drive...

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  1. m1lk

    m1lk New Member

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    i have a maxtor 80 gig external HDD, and it was working fine. yesterday i went to do an error checking on it, and it seems to have finished. but right after that, the hard drive "acessing" light keeps turning on and off. i cant explore/acess the drive either, on both my laptop and desktop. and ive only had this since xmas. how do i fix this?
     
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    run chkdsk on it. See what it says. Short of that, find yourself a copy of "GetDataBack for your file system here".
     
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    im about to do that. but its kinda fucked up: on my desktop when i turn on the HD, anything that tries to acess it immediately freezes up my computer, until i turn the damn thing off.
     
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    Try takin the case off and connecting it straight to your ide cable.
     

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