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It wont recognize files and i cant eject it

 I just plugged my hard drive in with photoshop running and tried to save a file to it but the program crashed. when i tried to eject my hard drive it said that it couldn't because it was in use but there are no programs running and when i opened up my hard drive on my desk top it was totally empty.
what should i do? can i just ignore the warnings and turn it off and see if it will work then? will that damage my files? how can i stop this from happening again? it is a d2 quadra 500gb hard drive, hardly 6 months old

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Just restart your computer, this should fix all problems, don't worrie it will shut everything down and won't break anything. Can't say for sure on the files though they should be fine, if your computer froze however this is a different story.

If your in a program that is writing to your hard drive it's a good idea not to plugg hardware in as this can overload you ram or interfear with other prosseses. Just think if you will want the thing before you start your project.

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