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WD ext HD not even detected in disk management! Help!

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May 16, 2010 9:09:14 AM

Last year I got a WD 320 Gb Ext hdd, I used it deeral times for bsckups etc. Yesterday I pugged it into my new pc, to my great sadness, it didnt show up, so I went to disk management (I'm running WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X86) and it wasn't there either.
So, I tried plugging it into another computer, but it STILL did not show up.
I really need a solution quick guys, it has a school project on it due next week.
Thanks in advance!
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May 16, 2010 4:52:17 PM

Are you using any other devices, which are using drives letters like E, F, G?
If so, you can temporarily change those to a higher drive letter and then plug in your ext hd and see if it appears.
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May 17, 2010 8:55:54 AM

Rogue77777
No, I am not using any other mass storage devices
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May 17, 2010 6:58:01 PM

this is why we always backup

but anyway if you remove the drive from the enclosure you can hook it up directly to your computer
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May 19, 2010 1:49:04 AM

virus or bad sector, bad mbr?

Some file recovery program may help you detect your drive http://www.icare-recovery.com/
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