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The acomdata drive is not responding. The light comes when powered on, but my computer cannot find the drive, nor does the drive behave as thought it's processing.


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I devised these simple steps that tend to remedy quite a few issues with most portable / external hard drives (though not always)
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\015\012A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems similar steps may be adapted to suit.
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1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability
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2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)
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3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.
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4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply
Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.
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5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again.
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If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues carry on reading.
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Go to your control panel and then administrative tools, select Computer Management.
\015\012Now select Disk Management and expand the window.
\015\012Your drive should be listed here, if not then you need to check your computer hardware has not got any issues before proceeding.
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If your drive is listed and says healthy then right click on it an select Properties, click Tools and then Error Checking, Check now, tick the two boxes and then Start.
\015\012This will attempt to fix most minor / common errors on the drive. It may also ask you to restart which is fine. Allow it to finish its work or you could corrupt the drive. If all went well you should be able to use it normally again.
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\015\012If you drive was listed but did NOT say healthy then right click and select Format. Choose NTFS as the file system and do not tick any boxes you do NOT want quick format. Again start and let it do its thing. When it is done restart your computer and you should be good to go.
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If you still have problems with the drive you might want to look at other areas.
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\015\012Quick checks of the drive itself can be done by removing it from its enclosure and connecting it directly
to a comuter that has the correct interface. If you can read and use the drive then you know it is not that.
If you cannot use the drive in any way and esp. if you hear clicking or pinging then the drive is almost certainly dead or dying.
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