exsternal drive very slow to start

  DrLector 18:45 27 Sep 2007

i bort a new toshiba external hard drive as my pc was just getting to full, iv had the external drive about 4 or 5 month but now when i tern it on the light comes on but all i get is a slow ticking sound ,if i leave it for about a 30 min it come to life and starts to run, this has happend 2 days now but today iv turnd it on and its been nearly 2 hours and nothing, this i a big problem for me as there are programs an there that i really need ?

thanks for any help

useing xp if that helps

  skidzy 18:52 27 Sep 2007

Have you tried the drive in another computer ?

This sounds like it has failed/died.

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