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There are a couple of different things we could try BUT the safest and smartest way to access it is with a Live Linux boot up disc like Ubuntu.

It's free, just download a copy, burn the ISO, boot to it, and then try to access the external drive.

Copy all the important stuff off the drive, format the external, and then copy everything back. Don't delete your files until you know for sure the drive is working correctly.

If you have any questions about what I wrote, just write me ;)

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