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Lacie 160 gb hard drive problem

Recently my lacie external 160 gb hard drive was plugged up by usb 2.0 to a friends cpu. i hit the eject button but it said it was busy and i pulled out the usb not thinking. Now when I plug up my external hard drive on my computer or my laptop it doesnt show up. I started playing around with my device drivers on my cpu and it popped up but then failed to load. is there a way to solve this problem. can i download software?

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Did you mess with any Config Files?

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