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I have this hard drive that has been working fine on my laptop (Toshiba Satellite 300) for the last couple of weeks. It is brand new. About 3 days ago it stopped showing up on my computer hard rives. I have searched the net looking for answers and installing drivers etc doesn't fix it. It is not visible on Disc Manager, Device Manager or in Devices and Printers. The USB ports are all working with other flash drives so it is not that either. Because of the model there is no on/off or reset switches on the hard drive. It has a lot of v important files on it so I would prefer it not to be wiped. I have not used it on any other comps or laptops and reconfigured anything, it has just disappeared! Please help

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I would first try plugging it into another computer to see if it will be recognized by a different PC

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