Then I backed up my laptop using the You could always try plugging the external into another machine to verify. Maybe some 3rd-party software is preventing Windows from seeing the drive. Greetings, MrWriter, and welcome to MajorGeeks I was originally looking for diagnostic utilities for the Samsung drive, but if the HD is clicking you have a mechanical problem and running the extended tests on the drive may be just enough to kill it completely. I never thought it could suddenly fail.

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Freecom 400gb external hard drive clicking & laptop doesnt recognise

Searched high and low for a solution. Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Freecom 1tb lost date needs formatting, recovery help I recently plugged in my hdd into a media player, it worked for a couple of times and then there was an error.

Have you tried detecting the drive while in Safe Mode? Sorry, sach2 – didn’t see you there! I am assuming you have tried the basics of pluging into 2.

Sometimes linux will read files where Windows won’t. User Tag List Freecom gb external hard drive problem This is a discussion on Freecom gb external hard drive problem freecom 400gb external hard drive the Removable Media Drives forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. Sounds like the drive is using the Fat32 file system, which has a single file size 4000gb of 4GB.


Freecom gb external hard drive problem – Tech Support Forum

Log in or Sign up. It’s possible that an update may address the problem if this is not an overheating issue or drive failure. The time now is Asus mobo’s BIOS has also been updated.

A couple of data recovery labs you might try contacting are Data Savers and Ontrackboth of which offer free freecim – if nothing else, you can get an idea about how much it’ll cost you to have a forensics lab break down the platters and copy the data I have tried all the usual things such as checking the USB cable is connected, switched the power on and off, rebooted my laptop, etc freecom 400gb external hard drive nothing seems to work.

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Freecom gb external hard drive clicking & laptop doesnt recognise – Tech Support Forum

BB code is on. MrWriterFeb 7, Find More Posts by SevSaint. You must log in or sign up to reply here. The fact that you are able to ‘see’ the data leads me to believe that the data may not be corrupt, and that the data may indeed be salvageable Running the utilities will just put unecessary stress on the HD.

Yes, my password is: Freecom 400gb external hard drive, the freecom drive has someone else’s brand HD inside.

But only for a while. Why has it taken up GB!?! Your name or freecom 400gb external hard drive address: Samsung ESWin or Drive Manager from this link should work on the drive but I see no mention of ability to repair errors and we already know the HD is failing.


Nothing for now but running different diagnostic softwares. Could try locating the driver and updating it and updating the drivers on the usb side of the mobo as well.

And as last resort would there be a data recovery company authorised by Freecom? I am running Windows XP and the Freecom unit has always worked fine until now. What I am not happy about is that my Freecom external harddrive fteecom not work with it However as soon as I try to open one of the folders the Hard Drive starts making a clicking noise which sounds like a mechanical failure and the freecom 400gb external hard drive at the front flashes sporadically.

I replied that I understood the HD might not be under warranty anymore wxternal that I purchased this product because Freecom 400gb external hard drive wanted to back-up my data and was told it was reliable.