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When i plug my iomega 500gb external hard drive into my laptop,the autoplay doesnt come up.when i try to use it through the my computer option it crashes the system(not responding)untill the hd is turned off. data was removed from it recently,has something been removed that shouldnt have.

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Yes you should try to run the installation disks for the iomega again, You might need to run regedit to remove the software or go into the add remove programs and remove all traces then reinstall software.

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U might want to contact HP - but be fore warned that they are terrible for support if your unit is "out of warranty." If that is the case I would simply google the anomaly and in all likelihood you will get links that will help you fix it yourself.

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