however it has stopped working. Everytime I plug it in it makes noises like a floppy and it doesnt come up in My Computer. My whole pc freezes until i plug it out and then everything returns to normal. I am fairly clueless when it comes to internal pc hardware and was wondering if it would be possible to open this hd up and move the contents inside my pc in order to save my 80GB of data? Theres some fairly important things on there that i would really like to salvage,
I have just had a similar problem that was sending me mad. No doubt there is an option in Windows to 'Add a new hard drive', but I used Acronis 10. On the opening page there is an option for 'Manage hard disks/ add a new disc'. My external had vanished from ' my comp', but was showing up everywhere else as 'healthy'. I 'added a new hard drive' and the problem was cured. Might be of help to you. Incidentally Acronis 10 is on a 15 day free trial from their site. 101mbs, but surprisingly on my BB only took 15 mins.