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PC computer will not detect Free Agent external hard drive. It has been operating just fine until today, March 20.08. Icon on desktop has a questions mark on top of icon.

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Hello, right click on icon and click open. Or double left click on icon and see what it tells you. I sounds like cable or power has been disconnected. Could be driver needs reinstalling. Could be a number of things. Click on icon and see what it tells you. Hope this helps..

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