external hdd failing ?

  JACC 22:22 31 Oct 2008
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I have a Packard Bell external harddrive,it's about 4 years old now and i think its starting to fail.
The green power light used to stay on and was solid but now sometimes only sometimes the green light turns to a solid red light and the hdd gives a little squeak every now and then. Is this a sign that it's time to buy a new external hdd ?

  woodchip 22:33 31 Oct 2008

Try checking the Drive with Check Disc tool. Double click my computer then right click the drive Properties\Tools check the box to do a full scan fix

  JACC 19:49 02 Nov 2008

Thankyou woodchip , that worked a treat,it seems to be behaving better now so i did the same with my C drive.Thanks again.

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