i have a toshiba external drive with alot of important files on it, but the other day when i turnd it on all i got was a slow clicking sound, and a still bule light, insted of the flashing blue and red when it fires up, after about 15 mins it came to life and was fine but the next time i turnd it on it was 45 before it came on then 4 hours before it started and now its been on for 24 hours and still nothing has happend. I cant have this drive die on me, i need to get it sorted dose anyone have any iders ,also if it dose fire up agin whats the best was to save all my impotant files from the drive ,i was thinking of geting a memory stick ? iv tryed it in another pc ,same thing, and im running on xp if that helps
Looks to me as if you have left it too late, far too late. I think your drive is probably dead already.
However, computers are strange beasties and the oddest things do happen. I would turn-off and disconnect the drive, leave it off for a couple of days, then have one more try - it might, just might, then fire up again. If it does, immediately save your important stuff. If it does not fire up again, then I would think that you have learned a very important and expensive lesson. It may be possible for experts to recover your data from the drive, but very very expensive, I am talking hundreds of pounds!!
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