What to do when External hard drive disconnects itself?

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I have a old hard dive and I have some data in it. I want to copy the data in the hard dive to the hard drive on my desktop but the old one always disconnects itself. A cracking sound is produced and the copying process also interrupts. How can I fix this?

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What to do when External hard drive disconnects itself?

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When a hard disk disconnects itself and produces some sharp sound, it shows there is some imminent failure and some of the sectors in the hard disk are not functioning.To try and fix this, connect your hard disk>open computer>right click on the hard disk>click properties>select tools> check now. This will scan and try fix errors on your hard disk.

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What to do when External hard drive disconnects itself?

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If you hear a cracking sound coming from your old hard drive, it is a sign that the drive has a problem. So that the copying of the files will not get interrupted, you need first to fix the problem. The cracking sound is normally a sign that the drive has a bad sector that needs to get patched.

Once the bad sector has been patched or marked, you will no longer hear the cracking sound and the drive will continue to operate normally again. To fix the error on the drive, download PC Tools Performance Toolkit and install it. Once installed, start PC Tools then go to “Recovery” tab and click “Repair Drives”.

On the next screen, select the drive designated for your old hard drive that you want to check then select “Surface Scan” and check “Perform on reboot” in the options. Click “Start” then “Continue”. Close PC Tools then restart the computer to begin the checking. See if this works.

What I do usually is run the test twice on the drive so that any possible unmarked bad sectors are checked thoroughly.

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