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My iomega 500gb external hd isn't being recognized. There's an icon for safely removing hardware but under the 'my computer' tab there's no icon for the drive, as though its not even there. It had been working 3 days ago.

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Did you have to install a driver for it initially? Try reinstalling the driver, if so.

I thought most drives were plug and play. If it does not have a driver, trying using a different USB port. Sometimes the ports can freak out and not recognize the item plugged in, especially if you use multiple items in the same port. (ie, cameras, cell phones, printers, etc)

Hope this helps at least some. Good luck!

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