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Did my external Die?

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About 5 minutes ago my computer locked up and i had to hard restart it. Durring this period i had my external plugged in. Now i restarted my computer and my computer is in a constant loop of trying to install the devise. it says its a Mass Storage device then it says something like Ozark)r####xJ or some other andom letters and symbols. At this point i can't eject the drive and it still has the new hardware icon in the bottom right hand corner. When i try to turn it off at the external itself it says " the device 'USB Mass Storage Device' Cannon be stopped because of an unknown error. since this device is still being used do not remove it. "

what could this be?
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post #2 of 5
Just unplug it, restart and put it back in in another USB place.
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post #3 of 5
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well i think the HDD died because when it gives a HDD name it says insted of Maxtor *something something number letter something* it says 0aztor"6b270R0""""""" USB Device
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post #4 of 5
But that would be really weird:S Your pc freezes and you external HDD dies?? Try it in another pc.
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post #5 of 5
As mentioned above, try in another computer, and/or try in another usb port, i dont think its dead.cant see a reason for it to die.
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