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Appears on Device Manager but not on My Computer

I have a WD passport drive 160Gb which i use with my EEEpc and other file transfer between mine and other computers. The driver worked just fine. After a brief backup of a friend's laptop, for no obvious reasons, the device stopped appearing on My Computer. A quick glance at the Device manager showed that the device was there. The administrative tools does not recognize the driver so to give a Drive Letter. The disk LED lights up normaly and the plates are spining as they 're supposed to. Any ideas about this issue?
Note: the drive is powered normally and the usb ports i plug this puppy in are tested for that.

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    Marioland May 29, 2008

    Whoa that came out of Nowhere.
    The Disk had somehow lost its Filesystem information. I have no idea why that happened. I used Acronis Disk Director (many know it as Partition Magic) and re-created a partition losing ALL the data.

    Ouch... that hurt.
    At least the Disk now works good.


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You can still use partition table disk doctor to restore your old partitons and the dat a will be seen back automatically like magic..

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Ceck this article for a surefire way to get this issue resolved; http://www.ehow.com/how_6026_format-hard-drive.html If your hard drive is seen in Device Manager, then you will be able to kick it into recognition via Windows with this solution.

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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