Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Guelph, Ontario
external hard drive problem
Looking for some suggested fixes before the wife kills me. We have a 250gb WD hard drive (E Book) connected to the laptop, used for storing documents and photos etc. It is no longer being recognised by the laptop, running XP SP3, and the illuminated power button on the front of the drive is blinking. I also noticed a few days ago it was making an odd clicking sound. I have tried unplugging it and restarting (this worked when it had the same issue a few months ago), rebooting the computer and trying other USB ports to no avail. I do have cd backups for most of the data, but there are some recent files I have not got around to yet (hence the reference to the wife and my untimely demise).
Is this the dying gasp of the hard drive?