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USB 2.0 Portable External 200 GB Hard Drive doesn't want show up

My 200gb external hard drive doesn't want to show up on the computer

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    I have a 500 GB WD Mybook Premium ED..worked fine then all of a suden does not show up on my computer

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Select Disk Management under Storage

Look to see if your Drive is listed and what the Status, Layout, Type, and File System it has.

Right mouse click on the dive and click on Explore to see if your files come up. If yes, then perform a Change Drive Letter and Path.

Let me know what the status is.

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There are several possible causes for this symptom. It's possible that the external hard drive isn't getting enough power. Make sure that it's power adapter is connected correctly and working. If it's powered through USB only, try connecting it to another USB port on your computer (avoid plugging it into USB hubs and using long and thin USB cables).

Unplug the hard drive completely for at least 10 seconds, power off your computer in the mean while, power it on again (not a direct restart) and see if it resolves the issue.

Try to connect the drive to another computer and see if the issue persists. If the drive has the same issue on several computers, there might be a severe problem with the drive. If that's the case, start shopping for a new external drive. There's a chance for simple data retrieval though. If it's the electronics in the enclosure, the actual hard disc drive is probably still fine. If that's the case, you can find a way to open the enclosure (do a Google search with the precise model name and you'll probably find a tutorial) and you can install the hard drive in a desktop computer, a hard-drive docking station or another enclosure. Try to find a computer-savvy cousin/nephew to help you with this.

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Get one at Radio Shack, Best Buy, Office Depot/Max... ($10)... or Dollar store ($1.09)

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