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Wd my book will not show up ?

Wd my book not showing in my computer has been working fine and yesi have dropped it once but it never stopped working that was over a month ago all of a sudden it was showing and them dissappeared i am using the power addapt. and usb cord it show in my task bar and in my devise manager, but not on my computer when you go to start > computer it is not there . i am using windows vista and my book is wd10000h1u-00 1tb and have tried it on other comp. in my house .really all i need is to get my files off of it any sugg? thanks claudettew

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  • claudettew May 25, 2009

    Tried SATA cable, no luck still. Shows drive as DRIVE 1 in Disk Manager, but unable to initiate drive.
    File scavenger says there are no files...? there were about 300 GB worth of files on it.

  • claudettew May 25, 2009

    Tried SATA cable, no luck still. Shows drive as DRIVE 1 in Disk Manager, but unable to initiate drive.
    File scavenger says there are no files...? there were about 300 GB worth of files on it.

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Make sure the USB cable i OK if not u have to open up mechanicely an conected with sata cable....

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