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Storage device not working properly

My storage device is not working properly and I dont know why!

I have removed and added it in Device Manager using Windows XP

Anyone have any suggestions?


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Re: Storage device not working properly

Have you disconnected it without safely ejecting it? If not, try connecting it to a Mac and open DISK UTILITY.

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