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PROBLEM WITH MY WWD EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

I have an 80 gig western digital external hard drive, I when i try to copy or delete a file or a folder, an error message comes up saying; cannot find sector, or something of that nature. I tried to format it and it another message says that it cannot complete formating. Then i check the properties and it shows me that used space and free space are 0 bytes. Please let me know what next to do.

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It appears it is not being recognized and mounted. Try running the add new hardware wizard if it isn't in your device manager already.

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