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Simple Tech external hard drive

When I connect my simple tech external hard drive to my computer the symbol to disconnect hardware safely comes up but nothing under my computer like it used to. There is no way for me to access my stored information that is on it.

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    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Do you have this drive connected to a USB hub?

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If you are running windows, then check the following:

go to control panel -> administrative tools -> computer management -> storage -> disk management.

you probably have a drive (located on the bottom right) that is listed with no drive letter, just assign it a drive letter and see if it comes back, if not, the drive is probably not initializing and you might have to either format it or replace it.

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