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WD 500Gb HDD not showing up in my computer, etc

I've had this WD hard drive since january and it's worked fine until i unplugged the HD without clicking "Safely Remove Hardware." Since then i can plug it into my computer, it startes loading then stops and shuts off. I plugged it into another computer and it worked just fine. It even makes the sound on windows alerting me that hardware has been found, then immediately makes the sound for disconnected hardware. I looked in Disc Management, and it doesnt show up there either. Is there some drivers I can download to fix this problem? Thanks

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Maybe the best thing to do is,
1) Remove WD External while pc is switched off
2) Reboot into windows
3) Doenload Ccleaner > http://www.homepc-security.co.uk/Downloads%20&%20Tutorials.html Then install.
4) Make sure you have Cleaner highlighted on the left near the top. Then put cheque marks in all boxes except, Windows Size/Location Cache, User assist History & Wipe Free Space then click Run Cleaner. Once you have repeated the step of running Run Cleaner till nothing else appears, then select the Registery cleanerthen click Scan For Issues and delete all that you find there also. Turn off pc, remove power cord then push the on button to discharge the pc, then plug in the WD Hard drive via a diffrent usb port, and boot up pc. I hope this works for you.

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