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Old 06-30-2009, 04:50 AM   #1
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Default External HDD keeps restarting

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Here is my problem. I have a Western Digital external MyBook 500g hdd. Ran great for about a year (i never turned it off), and now all of a sudden it keeps restarting. It will boot up normally scanning for all the files and boom it restarts again. I've tried a new USB Cable, 8 different USB ports on two different machines (one vista 64bit other 32bit XP Pro).

WD can't warranty it, but I still have strong beliefs its a strong hard drive that wouldn't betray its master like a MAC would.

Again it just External HDD 500g WD drive. Just keeps restarting (oh ya in vista it will just sit there and not restart. If i start digging to get my movies it will restart), and there is no clicking.

I want some feed back before i rip the SOB open and put the HDD in my machine.

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Old 06-30-2009, 02:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: External HDD keeps restarting

Copy your data off if it and re-format the Drive.
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:22 AM   #3
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Could be the power cable?
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:13 PM   #4
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Default Re: External HDD keeps restarting

Does the HDD have a fan of some kind that isn't working and possibly overheating or something?
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