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Computer does not recognize My Book

After successfully using My Book (500 gb) for over a year, my computer suddenly does not recognize it...error message states that the file does not exist.

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Right click on my computer.then left click (LC) on manage. go to disk management. if you dont see your drive try removing it and plugging it back in. if it does see it RC and LC on initiallize drive. you should hear a da dum from windows when you plug in a new piece of hardware. or whenit initializesthe drive. if not you have an internal problem with the drive. the drive may be fine but some of the electronic components can fail. you can try using a different external harddrive enclosure @ 15- 30 $. Does the drive light up. fi you get it up runnig you may want to consider bacing up the data you ext. drive may be close to failing.

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Im having same as you're problem. but there is solution that might help you, but didnt work for me for some reason..

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