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2nd Hard drive spins but doesn't show up


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simplydc3

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i have 2 hard drives...the one with my system on it works fine...but the 2nd one isn't showing up in My Computer anymore...i can hear it spinning and everything so i'm not sure why its not showing up...anybody kno?...my teacher told me to check the cables...and its not the cables..its a wd1600bb...i checked the website..
i've done everything...it did show up once days ago...and i tried to click on one of the folders and it said
"unreadable" or something like that..so i'm thinkin i just need to go ahead and get another hard drive and start my collection over? anybody kno
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Go to western digitals website and get their hd diagnostic software and run that. That may tell you what the problem is. Note some western digital drives have 3 year warranties though they won't recover your data for you....
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yea i looked and its not under warranty...tried the test..and it only finds the 1 hard drive...i think i'm gonna get an external hard drive...are they more reliable
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