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Weird external HD issue, crashing explorer.

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    I got a WD2000 IDE plugged into an external enclosure with all of my back up data on it. When i plug it in windows dose find it, but when i go to "My Computer" it causes the explorer to crash and not be recovered untill i power down the drive. I have tried going into disk management to see if it was showing up there but it would not load any info. I'm sure it is failing, but is there anything i can do to get into the drive?
     
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    take the drive out of the enclosure and hook it up directly and see if it works that way.
     
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    Doesn't Show up in bios, Never even gets past the screen where it shows all of your drives.
     
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    Are all the pins level on the IDE HDD connector, as i've had one whats been pushed in (away from the IDE cable connectors reach) also i know it sounds silly but check for loose wires on the 4 pin molex cable (for the power).
     
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    check to make sure its not on cable select, make sure that its set appropreately [is it PATA or SATA?]
     
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    He did state it was IDE, But good point about the jumper being on the correct setting.
     
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    PATA and SATA are both IDE
     
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    PATA, Have tried both master and slave jumper configurations, the hard drive dose spin up.
     

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