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External hard drive not recognized

Hello,

I have a My Book Essential Edition external hard drive (Western Digital, model WD5000C032). My computer is a HP Compaq dx2200 Microtower with Windows XP and Pentium 4 processor. The hard drive always showed up as an E drive. Now, it is not showing up at all. No drivers are needed for install. I went to the Western Digital website, but did not find any updates that needed to be installed. I've restarted the computer and tried plugging the drive into every USB port that I have, but none of this has worked. Fortunately, I had everything backed up on my computer's hard drive as well. Any ideas?

Kevin
prozim@hotmail.com
Hi guys,

Basicaly the problem is I've been watchinga movie from my external hard drive on my friends laptop and we decided to change the move to another one, and after that the whole pc just lagged so my mate just restarted it and after that my hard drive is not recognized anymore. I went back to my pc, plugged it in and it started installing the whole drive like a new HD was jsut plugged in. After installing it was not seen on My computer and the device manager said its working fine although it is not. Ive tryed re-installing the driver but nutting happened. Dont really know what to do so any help and tips would be appreciated. Thanks a lot it advance.

emails: m.deltuva@gmail.com

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  • MenaGeorge Jan 19, 2009

    I have the same problem

  • tbeazy Jan 21, 2009

    same issues not being recognized at all tbeazy@yahoo.com if you have any suggestions

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