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My simpledrive has disappeared and I can't get it to re-mount

I've been using the 500GB drive for over a year with no problem. It never gets removed or unplugged. Yesterday, it disappeared and I can't get it back. I've unplugged and replugged, restarted, twittled with knobs, and nothing will remount it. It lights up just fine (all blue) - no red flashes or anything. I've gone to Administrative tools and looked for it there --- nothing. Help!

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Have you tried plugging your HD into another computer to see if it has the same problem with another computer? 
if the 2nd computer is able to detect your HD, I suggest a backup of your files and format your HD immediately. Your primary computer should be able to detect it then.
A piece of advice: try removing or unplugging your HD once in awhile. External HD is somewhat different from internal HD. :)

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