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WD My Book 320 Drvive not recognized via firewire conncetion

I have a WD MyBook 320gb drive connected via firewire, the power was accidently unplugged and now my PC won't recognize the drive. I am running Windows XP.

It happend once before and I was able to fix it but I don't recall was I did.

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If there is softwear uninstull it and renstull if not then check to be sure the board is pluged in

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