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Old 04-25-2015, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello Everyone and good day J

i have a very stange problem that Suddenly started with my PC

i have a Three Different external hard drive
and all the 3 start to beep and click when I plug to my usb
even when I plug only one of them its start to click and my pc not recognized him

it is very stange Because all this years its work great

but If I take the 3 external hard drives to my friends computers its working fine and not clicking and beeping
or if i take to another laptop its working !

I'm really desperate and do not know what to do ..

My pc is with

Os windows 7 x64 pro sp1
Cpu is intel core 2 4300 1.80ghz
Memory is 4 gb
motherboard ASUS P5LD2 SE
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 256MB

I appreciate your help and want to Thanks in advance everyone
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Old 04-25-2015, 01:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's possible they're powering down from Power Saving mode.

Under Control Panel -> Power Options -> Advanced Power settings -> go through and disable the "turn off HDD's after X minutes".
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Old 04-29-2015, 05:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi again and thanks for reply and help
I want to say that
I check and try to Disable and re-enable the USB controller
And also want to say that the Clicking and beepingis not from the pc Is from the external hard drive
My external hard drives is
SamsungG2 portable 500gb when I plug to another computer its working great
But in my pc Is still click and beep
The other external hard drive that click when plug to my computer Is
western digital 500GB passport
And of course if I try to plug another pc its workin fine
I not plugging them in all at once
I try to plug this external hard drive one at a time
I have try different ports
I have keyboard and mouse that plug with usb And of course I try to replace and connect the external hard drive in thatports but its still same
problem
But ifI connect usb 32gb stick or usb 64gb stick and also usb 8gb stick they working great and open in my computer
I try to clean with brush the usb ports In back and front of pc
And I try also go to thepower settings and change the hdd turn off
Control Panel -> Power Options -> Advanced Power settings -> go through and disable the "turn off HDD's after X minutes".
But it still not work L if you have more Ideas and suggestions and solutions I'd appreciate it
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Are these hard drives being plugged directly into your computer, or into a USB Hub?

If you are using a hub, chances are it can't power the drives. Or your USB controller could be going bad and not capable of providing enough power to spin up external hard drives.
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Are these hard drives being plugged directly into your computer, or into a USB Hub?

If you are using a hub, chances are it can't power the drives. Or your USB controller could be going bad and not capable of providing enough power to spin up external hard drives.
^ This is what I'm thinking as well.
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thanks for your repaly dear friends


the hard drives being plugged directly into my computer ( usb ports )
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Try getting a USB controller to put in the pc for testing?
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hi guys the problem was solved ,

I took out the power supply from PC , I opened it and cleaned it with air spray, Of course, i also cleaned the fan

after that i take the air spray And sprayed the USB connections on my pc

and Finally, I put everything in place

and now its working great !!!

i want to say thanks for Everyone who help me on this post !! i appriciate it !
all of you awesome

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Glad to hear you got it figured out.
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