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My hard drive is recognised by windows and shows the memory used but shows no files - comes up as empty. I have done a disk check and this reports that there is no problem. I have also tried this on 2 different computers. This occurred when my computer came up with a hard drive error, while fixing this error I removed the external hard drive from the computer.

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Did you turn of your computer or click on remove hardware safelty link before diconecting this external hard drive if it shows how much is being used it is being recognised you could run the chkdsk utility
click start control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start might or might not schedule this task when restart
do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer
then defragment your hard drive
click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you should see a yellow question mark?
right click to reinstall drivers
make sure the lead/s that attach to this drive have a secure seating and are not bad/faulty the light on only tells that its getting power it might not be getting enough power you might test the lead/s or
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again, sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
hope this helps

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