My External Hard Drive Is Not Working (Please Help)

by - 10/10/2014 06:34:00 AM

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Disclaimer: This is the not the brand of the hard drive that I used. I did not post the brand name in my blog spot. 

So yesterday the Mister came to me and asked why the External Hard Drive was not showing up on my computer. I brushed him off. I was so deep into my work at the time that I really did not process the question. Well, when it was time to actually start doing work off of the drive. I noticed that my external hard drive did not popup on my computer like it normally does.

Of course I went into a panic. I started watching YouTube videos to see if anyone else had a similar problem and they DID!

I watched videos for hours… with no answer.

What hurts the most is that I have nothing saved anywhere else. I met with my computer guy last week and he stated to remove everything off of my computer hard drive and of course everything was saved on my external hard drive. I have some pictures on Google Plus backed up from my cell phone. However, all of the pictures from my DSLR and documents are saved on my external hard drive.

I’m trying my hardest not to allow this to get me down. Even though yesterday I felt sick to my stomach…

Also, I have not had much success with USB plugs in the past. My last one broke (literally) and I decided to use my external hard drive as my go to instead of a backup.

If anyone knows of any data recovery companies please let me know. If you have an external hard drive that you have had for years. Please let me know. 

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  1. My husband is really good with computers and he has a question for you. The last time the external hard drive was used, do you know that it was disconnected correctly? He said that anything powered by USB like a flash drive or an external drive which is basically a large flash drive, has to be disconnected 'after' the USB is powered down or the drive will fry and become useless.

  2. Please, try to see what will happen on other computer. So you will know if the problem is on your computer, or on the external hard drive...I'll ask our system admin and I will write you....


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