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MyBook can't be found.

The blue light is on, and when you plug in the power source, it makes a whirring sound, but the drive itself can't be found on the computer

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Most like the issue is that the drive letter that your external drive wants is already assigned to another device. The link below will help you change the drive letter.

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

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How to change your drive letter in Windows XP
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4183994-change_drive_letter_in_windows_xp

How to change your drive letter in Windows Vista and Windows 7
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4176803-change_drive_letter_in_windows_vista

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