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My computer doent recognize my external hard drive

I have a Western Digital Hard Drive, that worked for a few years and now my computer says Device Not Recognized (or device unknown). The power is still on and from time to time it sounds like its working but I cant access my music or photos.

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Disconnected from the computer and reconnect.
if it still doesn't recognized the device, disconnect and shut-off the power and wait 1 or 2 min. than re connect again.
with all that, if the machine still can't recognized the drive, then the drive need to be check with another work machine, make uure it is in working condition.

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