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External Drive Recognized

I have had my drive for a few months, and it was working great. I used it mainly for video and pictures. I then downloaded windows media player 11 and synced my iriver to the media player, after that my computer does not recognize my external hard drive. My computer is a operating using xp. When I plug the drive into the usb ports the device's light on the front is a constant one, I think this indicates that it is getting enough power but the drive doesn't appear under my computer, and the software that came with the drive doesn't recognize the fact that it is plugged in either. Is there anything I can do short of dismantling the drive?

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Is it possible for you to plug it into another PC?
to see if the problme is the HD or a drivers issue in your PC.

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