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WD 1TB Hard-drive, worked perfectly now it won't :'(

My WD External was working fine until recently and then refused to be recognized by windows. It no longer has a device drive so i can't format it that way and i've gone into device manager and it IS recognized there. Tried to format it in there but it will not allow me to assign it a drive letter (either that or i don't properly know how so if you could walk me through it that to try again that would be fantastic)
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If you go into Administrative Tools, Computer Management, you will see a tree for disk management. It should be listed there - probably without a drive letter..
You can partition and format there.

To get to administrative tools: Go into your control panel - click on classic view and it is one of the top options.

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