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My portable hard drive no longer is recognized in xp pro everytime i connect it shows a external hdd has been connected and is ready to use and it also shows up in device manager but i cannot access the drive the light is on but it is not spinning

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Maybe it might be that the hard drive is dead , you can test if it works by connecting it to another computer or device (ps3) if it works (reads/writes) you might want to try this http://www.aeonity.com/trialerror .You can burn a live cd (Operating system on cd) and this might detect your drive if its a usb driver problem (used to  detect USB devices). 

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