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Drive F: No more, HELP!!!

My Crossfire was recognized for the past week as Drive F. and when I turned on the computer, it was gone. It's plugged into my USB port, ans when I cheked the status, it gave me a "Code 10". I cannot find any program to fix it. I have home movies, music, and important files on it. Is there a chance that everything was erased?

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Try changing your usb port the info on drive should still be there also if this didnt help try reinstalling driver software sometimes corrupt files happen for drivers

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