My computer does not recognize my external harddrive
by bedat11 - 6/18/08 3:19 PM
My brandnew Seagate Maxtor OneTouch is not recognized by my computer anymore. From first purchase it has worked fine. The harddrive fell off my bed to the ground.
Now when the harddrive is plugged into my laptop, the light turns on and a new noise can be heard that was not there before. But my computer continues to not recognize my harddrive.
I took the harddrive to Best Buy to see if they could do something. Best Buy's suggestion was to send it away for data recovery at a expensive price.
I would like either to repair the harddrive myself if possible or recover the data myself. Any advice and tips would be most appreciated.