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External hdd not detected

I have a maxtor 200gb internal hdd that i put in an external case. everything has been working fine for the past two years. recently had to shutdown system for electricians. took the opporutunity to reinstall my AV program. rebooted. now my external drive is not detected. intruder detection system is disabled through BitDefender 2009.
when i plug in the usb, the computer makes the detection sound, but nothing is in the tray, nothing is under device manager or windows explorer.
im sure my AV settings are correct. all other thumb drives are recognized.
external hdd powers up. just am unable to locate and access it.
any ideas on how to solve this? what think?
thanks-e

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Formatting a drive means resetting it to manufacturer settings
And deleting everything in there, this solves most of hard
Disk problems, mp3s ipods ect..

if its powering on without being connected to anything do the following.

connect it via usb cable to your pc, or if it’s a hard drive its already connected.
click on start, right click on my computer and go to manage
in the table select, "storage" then "disk management"
in that table find the drive that relates to your mp3 player
if its not there "buy a new mp3 this is faulty" if its there
then right click on it and select "new partition"
you just next next everything and then format it and after
a while it shows "healthy2
unplug it, plug it back on and that's it your drive is fully working
now move what ever you want to it just like before.

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