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I recently reinstalled my OS (Windows XP Media center edition). Ever since i reloaded the OS my WD My Book Home edition 1TB external HDD stopped showing up in the windows explorer as a drive letter. The drive is listed under the Disk Management as "unallocated". It was working fine before i reinstalled the OS. For example i backed up my documents from C: drive onto the external drive and i was able to access the drive and copy the files. Please note that before reinstalling the OS i didn't remove the file using the safely remove hardware option and also i didn't turn off the drive. I'm not sure if this is a partition table corruption issue. My entire backup is in the file and it will be a great loss if i can't retrieve files from the disk. I would greatly appreciate your help in recovering the data from the disk.

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I can't diagnose the drive issue... but I can offer a reliable and trustworthy data recovery solution that I had to use a year ago. It's Seagate's do it yourself data recovery and will work on your WD drive. So if you can't resolve the issue otherwise, consider this as a recovery option...

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