Also, would it not also cause the same problem when plugged into the ps3? I’m curious as to how the external casing would suddenly cause vista to not recognise the drive? The drive makes a ‘tick noise’ Thats the only way I can describe it It sounds like when a hdd is accessing data, but makes the noise once every few seconds. I would suggest you to follow these steps and check if the issue is fixed. Share all your important data between computers and networks Backup: TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users.

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Yes, my password is: Now, when Rreecom plug the hdd in to my computer, I hear the windows chime telling me that a new device has been iconnected but it does not run autoplay as usual. Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds.

Ok, I’m having a look at TestDisk now, and so far it looks good. Small and have a good grip in the hand.

I cant get my Freecom external hard drive to work on my computer – Microsoft Community

Using the exact same setup, with the second drive, everything works fine. Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. Share all your important data between computers and networks Backup: The last thing you want is for that program to stuff up while changing the format and inadvertently loose everything, which is what you are trying to avoid anyway.


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You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. So, I know the data is still on there, and not corrupt, but for whatever reason I can’t get to it in windows.

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I had a quick read of the documentation that came with it and from the sounds of things the bootsector of my drive has become corrupt. Be the first to review this item. I’m almost certain that it’s not faulty hardware that is the cause, as it works perfectly fine with the playstation. This is my first post.

They are both usb 2. Is there a file or section of the drive dedicated to telling windows what is on it? Yep, have tried swapping both cables and even tried using a cable I bought ages ago but never had use for. I totally recommend it.

I cant get my Freecom external hard drive to work on my computer

I’ve googled around and tried to find a solution myself but had no joy. Join the community hereit only takes a minute. The hard disk makes a ‘ticking’ noise, as if it is searching for something. Do you already have an account?


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Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. Your name or email address: When I plug the drive into the ps3, it is recognised instantly.

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Everything has worked fine since buying both hard disks, and I have been able to back-up all my data without any problems up until now. A 2-year limited warranty, unlimited helpdesk support, and the included software let you know that you’re getting more than just a hard freecomm you’re getting one serious device for all your storage needs.

I want to avoid formatting it straight away as It contains everything I have collected over the past 8 years, including irrecplacable photos, mp3s, divx etc.